Health & Safety

Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Col. Brendan Donoghue, DDS

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on? For the past ten years the popularity of dietary supplements has increased steadily. Supplements are a big money industry. In 2012 global sales reached $20 billion, and according to the National Business Journal, are…

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Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more) preparing for the FA! There has got to be a cure, and I think I…

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Line of Duty (LOD) determinations info and FAQs

Posted February 5, 2016 by by Maj. Marlon Garzo Saria

This “Medical Brief” column will run bi-monthly to discuss the most current information on topics and issues from the 452nd Aerospace Medical Squadron (AMDS), also known as the clinic. In an attempt to provide this information to the widest audience, each article will run twice during the month. Line of Duty determinations (LODs) – Any…

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Bone health starts early

Posted October 15, 2015 by by International Osteoporosis Foundation

World Osteoporosis Day, observed annually on October 20, puts the spotlight on the importance of bone-healthy nutrition from early life through to adulthood. This year’s theme focuses on Nutrition and addresses the public health challenges associated with insufficient intake of calcium, vitamin D and protein as well as other micronutrients crucial to bone health. Bone…

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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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Comprehensive Airman Fitness has on-the-go app

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class Luke Hill

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) – —  The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all…

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Everyone has food choices to make on what will be used for fuel for his or her body. You can choose which foods to buy at the grocery store. You can choose what to order at a restaurant. Making the healthiest choices is critical to eating a well-balanced diet. Those healthy choices should include a…

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Fourth of July fireworks safety tips

Posted June 26, 2015 by (from cpsc.gov)

Many cities and communities in or near Riverside County provide spectacular fireworks displays for their residents. The operators of these displays are licensed and have permits issued by the State Fire Marshal. As a reminder (other than the licensed and permitted operators mentioned above), all fireworks (including sparklers) are illegal in Riverside County because they cause…

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How VA Health Care outdoes private sector

Posted February 5, 2016 by by Suzanne Gordon

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (from which anywhere from 18-30% of veterans suffer) is…

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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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