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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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Build a healthy meal

Posted March 6, 2015 by

A healthy meal starts with more vegetables and fruits and smaller portions of protein and grains. Think about how you can adjust the portions on your plate to get more of what you need without too many calories. And don’t forget dairy—make it the beverage with your meal or add fat-free or low-fat dairy products…

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452 AMW QUARTERLY AWARD WINNERS

Posted February 27, 2015 by

2nd Lt. Jim Lambert, 452nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Company Grade Officer of the Quarter Senior Airman Anahi Ledezma, 452nd Communications Squadron Airman of the Quarter Staff Sgt. Paul Bugar, 729th Airlift Squadron NCO of the Quarter Master Sgt. John R. Hershey Jr., 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron SNCO of the Quarter

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Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Posted February 27, 2015 by Col. Brendan Donoghue,

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on?

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Linda Welz, 452 AMW public affairs

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.

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Air Force reservist continues workouts through pregnancy

Posted February 13, 2015 by Sheila Monaghan,

Like so many expectant mothers who exercise, Linda Baltes deals with criticism. But she hasn’t let it stop her.

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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted January 23, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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Finding, keeping focus on the motivation to quit smoking

Posted January 23, 2015 by Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove

U.S. Air Force graphic /Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove “I can smell it, and it makes me nauseous,” he said. “I can’t kiss you or even be around you. This has to stop.” That was the exact moment I knew it was time to get serious about quitting smoking. When my husband and I were…

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‘Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted December 19, 2014 by Commentary by Col. Maureen Harback

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. (AFNS) — It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks…

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Good cyber security habits essential during holidays

Posted December 19, 2014 by

With so many new methods for cyber theft, it’s important to remember to take extra steps to protect your bank accounts and money this season, as criminals look to take advantage of the increased spending activity. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your identity and your wallet. Here are some tips for…

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