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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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Total Exposure Health: an innovation in precision health

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Prerana Korpe                    

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Walking in sunlight, being stuck in traffic, painting in a studio, listening to music, washing a car … What do these things have in common? Each illustrates a form of “exposure” through our environment and lifestyle. Health is not independent of environment and lifestyle. Our environment and lifestyle present a variety…

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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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Mental health services available for all Team March members, families

Posted March 27, 2015 by by Linda Welz

March Field offers mental health services through Elaine Valentine, 452nd Air Mobility Wing, director of psychological health and a licensed clinical social worker with more than 15 years of experience in the mental health care field. Valentine is well-versed on how to conduct assessments and help those in need. Her program, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, addresses…

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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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Tips to help keep your New Year’s resolution

Posted January 16, 2015 by by StatePoint Media, California

New Year’s resolutions are easier to make than to keep, especially when it comes to dieting. While life can often seem at odds with your health and fitness goals, there are plenty of ways to avoid common pitfalls this new year and stay on the weight loss track. • Snack and drink smart: When you’re…

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Test you fitness knowledge

Posted May 29, 2015 by (from www.usaffitfamily.com – answer key at end of quiz)

What do you know about the ins and outs of exercise? 1. Which is the most balanced exercise plan? Walking, weight lifting, and yoga Running, weight lifting, and tennis Running, kick-boxing, and yoga Running, weight lifting, and cycling 2. You should always do cardio exercises before strength training.: True False Do what feels best for…

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TRICARE improves mental health care, treatment

Posted April 22, 2016 by by TRICARE Staff

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) —  People in distress may hesitate to reach out for help due to perceived stigma associated with seeking mental health treatment. This perception and the belief that care may be hard to get, may prevent some people who need care from getting it. TRICARE has worked hard to eliminate potential barriers…

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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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“Let go of the “fro”

Posted March 20, 2015 by Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley’s Motivational Monday Message

When I was four years old, my mother would take me to my grandmother’s house every morning while she went to work. Now this was my mom’s mother, and she was one of those “no-nonsense, strong-willed, ’Homey don’t play that” type of woman. I’m talking about the kind of woman whose presence was so dominant…

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