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Mental health resources available for those in need

Posted July 24, 2015 by By Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.) The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary, but add the words ‘mental health,’ and most people will avoid them like they contain tigers on the loose. That’s why…

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The road to fitness: One Airman’s drive to get fit, inspire others

Posted January 30, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class Tom Brading

BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AFNS) — A photojournalist assigned to the 628th Air Base Wing public affairs office here has lost more than 60 pounds since he began his fitness journey a little more than a year ago. Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi’s road to fitness has been paved with hard work and discipline, all to improve…

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Men’s Health Month – focus on prostate cancer

Posted June 12, 2015 by (from cdc.gov)

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them. A prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may find a prostate health problem, but treatment can cause serious side effects. Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before…

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MiCare updates process for personal health record

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe

The Air Force’s secure patient portal, MiCare, also known as RelayHealth, is scheduled to make changes to the Personal Health Record process on March 28. Automatic updates to MiCare PHR will be discontinued, however, electronic health records will continue to be available through the Blue Button feature on TRICARE Online. Beneficiaries can use TRICARE Online…

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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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Earthquakes are our way of life; be prepared

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Unlike hurricanes and some other natural hazards, earthquakes strike suddenly and without warning. Nevertheless, if you live in an area at risk for earthquakes, there are things that you can do to reduce the chances that you or other members of your household will be injured, that your property will be damaged, or that your…

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National Diabetes Month

Posted November 20, 2015 by

National Diabetes Month is observed every November to draw attention to diabetes and its effects on millions of Americans. The National Diabetes Education Program’s (NDEP) 2015 theme Diabetes Education and Support: Everyone Has a Role. What’s Yours? highlights the need for ongoing diabetes education and support among people with diabetes and those who care for…

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Finding, keeping focus on the motivation to quit smoking

Posted January 23, 2015 by Commentary by 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 in the dating stages of our relationship, I was…

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June is National Men’s Health Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by (from cdc.gov/Features/HealthyMen)

Men can make their health a priority. Take action daily to live a stronger and healthier life. Each year, National Men’s Health Week is celebrated the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 15-21, 2015. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to raise awareness of ways to promote…

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Mental maintenance: Tools to keep a fit mind

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony

Airmen often go to the fitness center; some spend several hours a week toning their bodies, while others go to simply maintain their physique. But what about strengthening the mind? What’s going on in between the ears is just as important, if not more, than trying to build biceps or washboard abs. To help Airmen…

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