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AF Surgeon General message to the Air Force Medical Service

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Lt. Gen. Mark A. Ediger

I am deeply honored to serve the Airmen and families of the world’s best Air Force as the 22nd Air Force Surgeon General. I could not be more proud of the outstanding medical professionals with whom I serve–officers, enlisted and civilian Airmen–and those who laid the foundation for today’s Air Force Medicine. Our Air Force faces…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness has on-the-go app

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class Luke Hill

BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, La. (AFNS) – —  The Wingman Toolkit, an outreach and communication tool designed to ensure Airmen have quick and easy access to the latest Comprehensive Airman Fitness programs and resources, now has a mobile app available to download. The app provides resources to improve mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, all…

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Marine vet honors fallen female troops with 160-mile run

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Dean DeChiaro

When veteran Marine Maj. Bridget Guerrero set out to run a mile for each of the 160 female troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, she never thought that one of their moms would show up to support her along the way. After training for months, Guerrero set out to run 160 miles around Washington’s Puget Sound…

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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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Let’s Move! supports Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+) challenge

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. In combination with healthy eating, it can help prevent a range of chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke, which are the three leading causes of death. Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, promotes strong bone, muscle and joint development,…

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Beware: tainted dietary supplements are harmful

Posted July 10, 2015 by from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website

Some products marketed as dietary supplements are tainted with the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs, analogs of the active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs, or other compounds, such as novel synthetic steroids, that do not qualify as dietary ingredients. The FDA has found that products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain hidden…

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FDA clears new traumatic brain injury assessment device

Posted July 10, 2015 by by Ms. Crystal Maynard

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas — A new handheld medical device for analyzing brain injuries has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA. In May 2015, the Ahead 200 was cleared by the FDA to help clinicians assess mildly-presenting head trauma patients. The device, which was developed by the U.S. Army Medical…

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Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted July 5, 2015 by by Elaine Valentine, LCSW

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more) preparing for the FA! There has got to be a cure, and I think I…

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Fourth of July fireworks safety tips

Posted June 26, 2015 by (from cpsc.gov)

Many cities and communities in or near Riverside County provide spectacular fireworks displays for their residents. The operators of these displays are licensed and have permits issued by the State Fire Marshal. As a reminder (other than the licensed and permitted operators mentioned above), all fireworks (including sparklers) are illegal in Riverside County because they cause…

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