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TRICARE recognizes Month of the Military Child

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war, but are affected by those events just the same–the military child. Military children are unique in that they face frequent moves and parental deployments, in addition to the typical childhood stressors of learning, maturing and…

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NCADD, Edwards AFB ADAPT promote Alcohol-Free Weekend, Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gwen Turner Edwards

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence launches its 28th year of sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month. Edwards joins the national campaign to raise awareness of the critical public health issue of alcoholism and its impact on Airmen, adolescents, families, and the Edwards community. Maj. Michelle Monro, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, Edwards AFB Alcohol and…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

Posted March 28, 2014 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health…

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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Posted March 21, 2014 by

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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Dark colors are so slimming

Posted March 7, 2014 by 412th Test Wing Ground Safety

Basic black is such a slimming color. However, at night, black along with blue and red – are too dark for drivers to see and stop in time. If you are wearing black or dark blue, even a car going only 20 mph would not see you in time to stop. Wear bright colors and…

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

Posted March 7, 2014 by Susan Cartwright

What you can do to protect your teen As Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month concludes, it is important that we understand a few startling statistics. According to loveisrespect.org, a website created by Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline partnership: * 33 percent of female teens in dating relationships have feared for their…

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These numbers may be sobering

Posted February 28, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Numbers do not lie. They can show the "truth" as an answer to a mathematical problem. They can also tell a story in the way of statistics.

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted February 28, 2014 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted February 28, 2014 by Chris Ward

According to Statistic Brain, more than 35 percent of Americans have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for troops, and their families, to maintain their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. The Exchange School Meal Program,…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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