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Comprehensive Airman Fitness: A lifestyle and culture

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF) is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program’s goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. The new…

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 6, 2015 by

(compiled by Linda Welz from www.Cancer.gov) Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of…

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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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Assistance program provides GS employees counseling, more

Posted May 1, 2015 by Joanne Perkins

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of authorized federal agencies can resolve these matters and become happier, healthier and more effective. According to Ed Thomas,…

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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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