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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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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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Prevent domestic violence in your community

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

A key strategy in preventing domestic violence is the promotion of respectful, nonviolent relationships through individual, relationship, community, and societal level change. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; enhance prevention efforts in your community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is committed to ensuring that all Americans, especially those at risk for intimate…

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The sweet spot: nutrition, oral health

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Staff Sgt. John Barnes

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — It is a given that good nutrition is important for general health and wellbeing. In today’s day and age, with the abundance of science and dietary research available to us, we are more conscience about what we put into our bodies than ever before. Most people with a basic…

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September is Suicide Prevention Month

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Air Force Medical Service

Deaths as a result of suicide are a preventable public health concern and a top priority for the Department of Defense. The Military Health System works with military and civilian organizations to build awareness of suicidal behavior and risks, and provide prevention programs and resources to help service members and their families cope with mental…

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Flu Season – That time of the year again!

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Maj. David Haupt

Just another month and it will be that time of the year again, the dreaded Flu Season. The flu, which is highly contagious, can be deadly and has resulted in nearly 50,000 deaths annually.  Help us serve you to protect yourself, your family and fellow by obtaining your annual flu vaccination as required per Air…

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Healthy Base Initiative ends, Team March continues concept

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Karen Jowers

The Defense Department’s Healthy Base Initiative is about to end, but the emphasis on health and wellness is merely making a transition. The Healthy Base Initiative, a DOD demonstration project at 14 installations that tested ways to improve the health and wellness of troops, civilians and their families, is ending this month. However, the successful ideas that…

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