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OSHA changes: Material Safety Data Sheets going away

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Safety data sheets are coming! Coming to replace Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and improve unit understanding of the hazards associated with chemicals in the workplace. If you currently work in a workplace that uses hazardous chemicals governed by a Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program, there are changes to the standard you need to be aware of. In March…

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AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent diabetes

Posted November 1, 2013 by

During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Freeze the Gain Challenge to help prevent type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a national epidemic and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. More than one in four adults has pre-diabetes and one in ten…

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AFI change simplifies fitness appeal process

Posted November 1, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Airmen who fail their fitness assessment now may appeal to their wing commanders rather than submit an appeal to the Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The appeal process change is one of several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2905, Air Force Fitness Program, that went into…

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Family Advocacy promotes awareness of domestic violence

Posted November 1, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

A group of 23 volunteers, both military and civilian, wore moulage bruises and cuts to work Oct. 24.

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‘We promise, it will only hurt a little’

Posted November 1, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing commander chief, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jessica Poss, 412th Medical Group medical technician Oct. 30. The Immunizations Clinic is offering the flu mist (nasal formulation) or injection to all pediatric patients 17 years of age and younger. Patients 18 years of age and older may…

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412th MDG launches physical therapy enhancements

Posted October 18, 2013 by Lt. Col. Corey Munro

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Maj. William Clarkson is the sole physical therapist for the 412th Medical Operations Squadron and the Physical Therapy flight commander. October is National Physical Therapy month! To celebrate and to enhance the quality and access to care for its active duty members, the 412th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic…

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Dietary supplement linked to hepatitis outbreak

Posted October 18, 2013 by Larine Barr

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to stop using OxyElite Pro, a dietary supplement, because of suspected links to acute hepatitis.

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Civilian Health Promotion Services

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Welcome to the AFMC Civilian Wellness Program The Civilian Health Promotion Services program is provided through a partnership between Air Force Material Command and Federal Occupational Health. The CHPS program is open to all DOD AFMC Civilian employees and offers a wide range of health promotion services and educational material to help†employees on†their journey to…

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Health Fair

Posted October 11, 2013 by

The 412th Medical Group “Desert Medic” Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 in the Main Clinic, Bldg. 5525. The Desert Medic Health Fair will offer free health information on a variety of health topics including high cholesterol, back pain relief, weight loss, high blood pressure and screening tools for skin,…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by TRICARE Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. †-†On Oct. 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS,…

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