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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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Reduce your risk during National Safety Month

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

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. The good news is everyone can get involved to help prevent injuries. During National Safety Month, the 452nd Air Mobility Wing safety office is spreading the word to…

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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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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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Knowing signs of hearing loss, speech disorder are vital to well-being

Posted May 22, 2015 by

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, where we seek to raise awareness about communication disorders and learning how to recognize their signs. Below are things you should know, from the American Speech and Language Hearing Association. Know the signs of hearing loss in children: •Lack of attention to sounds (birth-1 year) •Does not respond…

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Help available for those grieving loss of friend, loved one

Posted May 15, 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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Stress can kill: learn to manage it in healthy way

Posted May 8, 2015 by by Lt. Col. Tony Blain (Dr. Blain)

Stress is the psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life, and it affects different people in different ways. Although everyone experiences stress to some degree, some handle it very well while others not so well. Stress can be physically and mentally harmful to your body. Without getting too technical, stress activates the body’s…

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Alcohol: how much is too much?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Military OneSource

Alcohol is a part of the American culture — civilian and military. Many of us drink with others to socialize and celebrate important events. Or we sometimes drink alone to relax and unwind from a hard day at work. But along with the good times and good feelings associated with alcohol, there are well-known health…

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Healthy Base Initiative: fitness and military child

Posted April 17, 2015 by

April is the Month of the Military Child and at March Air Reserve Base, we value our children and their health. With that in mind, we reprint this article from www.mlitaryonesource.mil to help each of us know more about our children’s health and fitness. Physical education, or PE, is more than just a class in…

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Emergency Preparedness Month: extreme heat

Posted April 17, 2015 by (from www.ready.gov/heat)

With summer quickly approaching, we need to know how to prepare for the heat. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed…

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