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Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award announced

Posted July 18, 2014 by DOD News

Defense Department officials today announced the first Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award to recognize military and civilian contributions that advance the department’s goals of preventing sexual assault. Core elements of the military’s strategy to prevent sexual assault include the promotion of innovative ideas and enhanced collaboration among the services, officials said. In May, Defense Secretary…

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New clinical recommendations to treat sleep problems

Posted July 18, 2014 by Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & TBI

The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) has released new clinical recommendations and support tools to assist in the identification and treatment of a sleep disturbance occurring in patients after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The suite of products assists health care providers in the identification of a sleep problem and…

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Smokeless tobacco is not the safer alternative

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Some people call smokeless tobacco “spit” or “spitting tobacco” because users spit out the juices and saliva that build up in the mouth…really attractive, right?

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IMPORTANT INCIDENT REPORTING NUMBERS AND PROCEDURES

Posted July 3, 2014 by

For 24 hours-a-day security assistance, call the Base Defense Operations Center (BDOC) at 655-2981 through 2985. • Use if you need immediate security assistance • Use to report all criminal activity • Use to report Resource Protection issues • Use to report traffic accidents   To report incidents affecting Protection Level 1, 2 or 3…

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Fitness program to test Airmen physically, mentally

Posted July 3, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen at 18 installations will see a new era of physical fitness as the Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services introduces the Air Force Team Cohesion Challenge. The pilot program, built around special operations training, is designed to teach leadership, promote unit cohesion and inspire teams to perform…

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Preventing rabies that come from bites, scratches

Posted July 3, 2014 by Capt. Olatokunbo Akinfe

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — With summer months fast approaching and the topic of safety buzzing around base, it is important to remember a key precaution that is often overlooked: rabies prevention. Rabies has been a hot topic in the news this year. To some, however, the disease is still very new. Rabies is…

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Practicing Independence Day fireworks safety

Posted July 3, 2014 by

Independence Day provides Americans an opportunity to celebrate a very important part of our country’s rich history. Celebrating this holiday with fireworks is a common tradition; however, not incorporating safety may turn the festivities into an agonizing memory when Airmen or their families are injured while using fireworks.

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Know what men’s health screenings you need

Posted June 27, 2014 by Karen Carstens

Practicing prevention by getting routine screenings from your doctor is one of the best ways to nip health problems in the bud. But according to Maj. (Dr.) Christopher Bunt, director of the University Family Health Center at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, men sometimes skip such potentially life-saving screenings….

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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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National Safety Month: preventing slips, trips, falls

Posted June 13, 2014 by The National Safety Council

While it may seem like winter is the time of year to be most concerned with slips, trips and falls, this is actually a serious problem year round. The number one danger for slips, trips and falls in the spring or summer is mud. That’s right, mud. Whether you’re at work – reading meters, loading…

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