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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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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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Time to Reset

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Thriving with healthier choices Your mind, body, and spirit can be like musical instruments that you need to retune from time to time. The good news is that retuning one can often bring the others into harmony—bringing wellness and balance to your day and your life. MIND 8 Ways to Relax Relaxation helps you renew…

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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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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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Compare TRICARE Online and MiCare

Posted August 21, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General public affairs

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Health System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Food Safety Tips

Posted November 25, 2015 by
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Emergency need for blood donors following historic snowstorm

Posted January 29, 2016 by Redcross.org, posted January 25, 2016

January is designated as National Blood Donor Month. As millions of residents dig out from the historic winter storm that slammed the East Coast this past weekend, the American Red Cross is facing an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300…

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