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Health & Safety

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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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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“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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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 6, 2015 by (compiled by Linda Welz from www.Cancer.gov)

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is…

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Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Col. Brendan Donoghue, DDS

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on? For the past ten years the popularity of dietary supplements has increased steadily. Supplements are a big money industry. In 2012 global sales reached $20 billion, and according to the National Business Journal, are…

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Air Force reservist continues workouts through pregnancy

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Sheila Monaghan, Equinox.com blog

Like so many expectant mothers who exercise, Linda Baltes deals with criticism. But she hasn’t let it stop her. Despite the near-total eradication of gender lines in fitness, to this day, when a pregnant woman walks into the gym, eyebrows inevitably raise. “When you’re training pregnant, you get a lot of people questioning you,” says…

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Shop smart, eat smart, exercise for better health

Posted February 20, 2015 by by Linda Welz

Everyone has food choices to make on what will be used for fuel for his or her body. You can choose which foods to buy at the grocery store. You can choose what to order at a restaurant. Making the healthiest choices is critical to eating a well-balanced diet. Those healthy choices should include a…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Melissa Goslin, U.S. Air Force graphic/Airman 1st Class Tom Brading
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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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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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