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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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Vaccines are not just for kids

Posted August 21, 2015 by

All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization is especially important for older adults and for adults with chronic conditions such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes or heart disease. Immunization is also important for anyone…

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Compare TRICARE Online and MiCare

Posted August 21, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General public affairs

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Health System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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