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Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted January 9, 2015 by

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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Civilian Health Promotion Services seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

Posted July 10, 2015 by Patric Lovato

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Air Force Materiel Command’s Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a wide range of health and fitness tools from health screenings to fitness classes. Edwards CHPS is located next to the base gym. A program created with the Air Force Materiel Command DOD civilian in mind, Civilian Health Promotion Services…

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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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Find your ‘happy place’ in yoga

Posted March 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Melissa Hoffman, a configuration manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, first started doing yoga after high school.

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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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