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Protect your skin and prevent sun damage

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Kristin Shives

Summer months bring outdoor fun in the sun, but they can also bring unwanted skin issues such as sunburn, freckles and skin cancer. The solution for these problems is to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin and fights the development of skin cancer. It’s important that beneficiaries take precautions out in the sun year-round. Both sunburn…

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Crossing the line proves more hazardous after dark

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Linda Welz

You may have noticed them while driving down Graeber St. They appear and disappear at strategic crosswalk locations around the base. ...

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Preparing to survive: Defeat the heat

Posted June 7, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

Summer in southern California can be very dynamic. We are already in the zone of high temperatures and with reasonable surety, we can expect a significant number of extremely hot days, reaching the triple digits. Along with those blistering days, people will be more subject to the heat-related casualties, resulting from high temperatures and summer…

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Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted November 27, 2013 by Health.mil staff

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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Adequate sleep critical to healthy lifestyle

Posted June 20, 2014 by Maj. Dawn Brock

In our fast-paced, over-worked and multi-tasking society, sleep problems are a commonality many of us share.

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Health Benefits Program open season begins

Posted November 14, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for…

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Protect your smile with athletic mouthguards during play

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Col. Jeff Chaffin, D.D.S.

If you or your child participates in sports or other recreational activities, you know the importance of protective gear. Wearing protective gear is essential for safe play and shielding fragile body parts from severe damage and injuries. One good way to protect your teeth is by wearing an athletic mouthguard during any activity that could…

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New co-pays for TRICARE pharmacy customers

Posted February 1, 2013 by TRICARE Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — New co-payments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect soon. The Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase co-pays on brand name and non-formulary medications that are not filled at military clinics or hospitals. There is no increase to co-pays for generic medications. Increases…

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Mixed Martial Arts Toughens Mind, Body, Spirit

Posted August 23, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M Peasinger

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Senior Airman David Adolfo, 452nd Civil Engineer Squadron, spars with Senior Airman Corey Quirke, 452nd CES. Adolfo, who has been participating in Mixed Martial Arts since he was a young boy, learns and teaches various martial arts disciplines while incorporating the warrior ethos into all areas of…

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Heart to heart: Timely tips for heart health

Posted February 14, 2014 by Health.mil

U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill February is National Heart Month. Changes in blood pressure and cholesterol diagnoses and management have led to fewer medications needed by patients and an emphasis on patient-driven treatment. The Military Health System encourages service members, their families and other beneficiaries to take control of their cardiovascular…

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