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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Thunderbolts promote supplement awareness

Posted March 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota A group of Airmen prepare for their next workout March 2, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Airmen gained knowledge from the U.S. Air Force Human Performance Resource Center website before consuming their supplements. Sustenance and medicine are regulated by the U.S. Food and…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted March 1, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 56th Dental Squadron show children how to properly brush their teeth during their visit to the base library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017.The 56th Dental Squadron is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month and wants to educate parents on how…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Immunizations protect stages of life

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of Tricare.mi

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Immunization typically starts at birth, but the protection they provide lasts a lifetime. At 2-months old, infants begin receiving a series of six primary immunizations that protect against disease. These diseases can spread in a variety of ways. Flu and other diseases spread through the air or on surfaces….

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Protect baby’s skin before exposure

Posted August 24, 2016 by Courtesy of skincancer.org

NEW YORK — Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. The practice can have life-long negative consequences. A research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s…

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Zika: Spread of disease preventable

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. LILY GONZALEZ

Chikungunya, dengue and Ebola are not names of exotic cuisine but rather diseases. Joining the array of names at the forefront is the Zika virus. Taking a closer look at what the virus is and how it is transmitted will help Arizona residents assist in preventing the spread of Zika. Zika is not a new…

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Battlefield Airmen use science to beat heat

Posted August 4, 2016 by by KIM BOWDEN

Of all the threats facing battlefield Airmen and other special operations forces, heat doesn’t typically come to mind; however, heat-related illness is a critical factor for personnel operating in extreme temperatures. Dr. Reginald O’Hara and his exercise physiology research team at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, part of the Air Force Research…

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New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted July 30, 2016 by

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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