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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted March 13, 2015 by Karen S. Guice, M.D., M.P.P.

Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.

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ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted March 13, 2015 by

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge

Posted February 20, 2015 by

The Edwards AFB Fire Department has announced an important recall of Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. The recall applies to both notify base residents and the local community. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed…

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Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays began Feb. 1

Posted February 6, 2015 by

New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE went into effect Feb. 1. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries $0. TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of…

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Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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Don’t be a ‘no show’

Posted January 30, 2015 by

The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care. No shows are a costly problem for the 412th MDG and the patients served. In order to provide the appointments needed for Edwards patients, the medical groups…

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TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

Posted January 30, 2015 by

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about how it would affect them. The ACA and TRICARE are very different, governed by two different pieces of legislation so changes in one have no effect on the other. The intent of the Affordable Care Act,…

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AFMC promotes awareness of heart attack warning signs

Posted January 30, 2015 by

February is American Heart Month. The National Institutes of Health reports that more than one million people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Of the people who die from heart attacks, about half die within an hour of their first symptoms and before they reach the hospital. When a heart attack…

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Air Force Fitness Management System II up, accessible

Posted January 23, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The new Air Force Fitness Management System ñ AFFMS II ñ is now up and accessible via the Air Force Personnel Center Secure Application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. AFFMS II enables Airmen to review their fitness history and records through July 2010. The previous system was taken off line Dec. 31 to enable…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Posted January 23, 2015 by Lt. Col. Corey Munro

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?

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