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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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The effects of nicotine addiction on your health

Posted June 13, 2014 by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

photo courtesy/smokefree.gov Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can be a long, tough process, and you’ll need all the help you can get. But the more information and resources you have, the more likely you are to succeed. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many…

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Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted May 30, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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Patriot Warrior

Posted May 23, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner Senior Master Sgt. Bill Lamela, 729th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from March Air Reserve Base, California, guides a fire truck into a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, during a Patriot Warrior exercise. Patriot Warrior is a joint, field-training exercise for theater aeromedical…

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UltimateMe: Your key to peak performance, youthful vigor and better health

Posted May 16, 2014 by

Whether you’re new to military service, a seasoned warrior, a supportive spouse or a proud retiree, you’ve undoubtedly had days when your body or mind simply felt “old” or didn’t perform as well as it should. In many cases, this may be a one-time occurrence due to lack of sufficient sleep, overexertion from physical activity…

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Family fitness with little ones

Posted May 9, 2014 by

photo courtesy of www.letsmove.gov Have your family establish fitness goals that everyone can achieve together. If you stick with it, physical activity will become a part of your family’s routine. For parents of babies, toddlers or young children, fitness often takes a backseat to late night feedings, chasing an exploring little one around the house…

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