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Medication safety at home

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Mario A. Valdez

Whether it’s making sure we are accessing correct medical records when treating patients, or making sure clinical areas are safe and free of potential dangers, patient safety is always a priority for the Edwards Clinic staff. However, this article focuses not on the clinic’s safety program, but safety in the home. – specifically medication safety….

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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

Posted September 21, 2012 by

For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries. There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine…

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412th MDG Public Health Flight to host National Public Health Week

Posted March 29, 2013 by

The 412th Medical Group Public Health (PH) Flight will be celebrating National Public Health Week starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s national theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” The acronym ROI is a common business term which stands for Return-On-Investment. America can ensure a healthier nation, build a stronger…

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AFMC to eliminate flu shots for some civilians due to budget

Posted September 13, 2013 by Michelle Martz

As command officials make tough budget decisions with fewer dollars to spend, Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees who are not beneficiaries of the TRICARE health program will no longer receive AFMC-provided flu shots in advance of the upcoming flu season. Civilian health is a top priority in AFMC. However, vaccine purchases had to be…

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Using Common Courtesy – Eight rules of driving etiquette

Posted January 24, 2014 by Charlene Baker

Whether you’re on your way to work, errands, or pleasure, “Using Common Courtesy – Eight Rules of Driving Etiquette,” helps save lives and prevents road rage. You might say there are two sets of road rules. The first is the body of laws, enforced by the government, that dictate how we should drive. For example,…

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STOP, LISTEN, LOOK! Don’t Let it Happen to YOU!

Posted July 3, 2014 by Cherie Head

Hazardous Air Traffic Reports (HATR) and Controlled Movement Area (CMA) violations are a growing problem on the Edwards AFB flightline.

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TRICARE Travel Tips: Keeping you covered

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record is the…

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Kathryn Iapichino

Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase an average of 3.4 percent higher…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

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FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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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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