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Emergency need for blood donors following historic snowstorm

Posted January 29, 2016 by Redcross.org, posted January 25, 2016

January is designated as National Blood Donor Month. As millions of residents dig out from the historic winter storm that slammed the East Coast this past weekend, the American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300…

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Time to Reset

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Thriving with healthier choices Your mind, body, and spirit can be like musical instruments that you need to retune from time to time. The good news is that retuning one can often bring the others into harmony—bringing wellness and balance to your day and your life. MIND 8 Ways to Relax Relaxation helps you renew…

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Holiday safety tips from your 452 safety office

Posted December 18, 2015 by by Jim Moats

The clock is ticking down and the holiday season is upon us. Many of us are all rushing around for last minute shopping, packing our suitcases for travel and preparing our home with decorations. The Air Force teaches us to use Risk Management in our jobs to minimize hazards and prevent injuries. The same principles…

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Run, hide, fight: surviving an active shooter attack

Posted December 11, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Shiyan Chen

Remember these three steps when faced with an active shooter: EVACUATE: Have an escape route, and an emergency action plan, in mind. Leave your belongings behind. When law enforcement arrives, keep your hands raised. HIDE: Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view. Block entry to your hiding place, and lock the doors. Silence…

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The Biggest Luzer

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Planning on gaining a few pounds during the holidays? You’re in luck! The March Fitness Center is hosting the Biggest Luzer competition, starting Jan. 4, 2016, for all Defense Department ID card holders, including military retirees, dependents 18 years and older (and out of high school), and eligible contractors. The objective of the three-month-long, Biggest…

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Food Safety Tips

Posted November 25, 2015 by
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National Diabetes Month

Posted November 20, 2015 by

National Diabetes Month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) 2015 theme Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What’s Yours? highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for…

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Halloween Health and Safety Tips

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Fall celebrations like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times for children, who can dress up in costumes, enjoy parties, and eat yummy treats. These celebrations also provide a chance to give out healthy snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety. Check out these tips from cdc.gov to help make the festivities fun and…

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Women’s health: Take time to get checked

Posted October 15, 2015 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, VA. (AFNS) — Each October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making health a priority helps people stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay. Women often put their families’ needs ahead of their own, ignoring minor symptoms…

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Know mammogram facts

Posted October 15, 2015 by from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on…

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