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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted September 6, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Defense Department’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for kids

Posted January 24, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson…

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Know your fireworks to make this July 4th safe

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This year’s Freedom Fest will be held July 4th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Roberts and Wings Fields. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Two hundred people on average go the…

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Air Force Rider

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

“Operating a motorcycle is a high-risk activity and takes different skills than driving a four-wheeled vehicle. Airmen all over the world take the necessary safety precautions and enjoy riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, every year we lose Airmen to motorcycle accidents. Each motorcycle...

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The #1 reason you’re NOT losing weight

Posted November 2, 2012 by

You’ve changed the foods you eat to include more fruits and veggies. You’ve cut back on the soda and you’ve started exercising three times a week. And yet, you’re not losing weight … or at least, you’re not losing enough. Why? It really all boils down to two very small, but significant words: PORTION CONTROL….

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ADAPT, Ground Safety emphasize planning, education to prevent DUIs

Posted April 26, 2013 by Jet Fabara

To get more Team Edwards members acquainted with the dangers of driving while under the influence, the 412th Test Wing Mental Health clinic and Family Advocacy office, along with the Ground Safety office, held a unique National Alcohol Awareness Month event at the Base Exchange parking lot April 18.

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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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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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Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

Posted August 22, 2014 by Timothy Johnson

According to a 2014 Center for Disease Control report, cigarette smoking in our nation has reportedly been the cause of nearly 480,000 deaths, with more than 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. In an attempt to lower or eliminate the death tolls involving cigarette use, electronic companies have invented smokeless cigarettes and vaporizers…

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The consequences of speeding on base

Posted August 3, 2012 by by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Edwards, with its limitless sky, long straight roads and expansive landscape, seems to lend itself to speeding down the open road. However appealing it may be to drive just a little bit faster to get to your destination, the consequences are surely not worth the…

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