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DEOMI releases 2014 Sexual Assault Awareness Month poster

Posted April 4, 2014 by

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed each year during the month of April, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) and the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), announce original artwork available for download from the DEOMI public website, www.deomi.org and from the…

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Diet face-off: How 7 nutrition trends stack up

Posted April 4, 2014 by Patricia Kime

The fight against fat has morphed into a battle of diets with disciples ardently promoting or defending their choices. The experts may never agree on the “perfect” diet for weight maintenance, proper nutrition and optimal health, although some menus are better than others. But the diet-savvy do agree on this: Find something that works for…

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Tennis helps Airman stay ‘Fit 2 Fight’

Posted March 28, 2014 by Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Kendall Curtis

Courtesy Photo 452 AMW Wing Process Manager, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis has been an avid tennis player for more than seven years. Curtis uses her love of the sport to improve her overall physical conditioning, keeping her in line with the Air Force’s ‘Fit 2 Fight’ program. I have been playing tennis for about seven…

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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted March 28, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure network regarding…

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Brain Injury Awareness month: Understanding TBI

Posted March 21, 2014 by Dr. Lanier Summerall

The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in increased numbers of veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The Department of Defense and the Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center estimate that 22 percent of all combat casualties from these conflicts are brain injuries, compared to 12 percent of Vietnam related combat casualties….

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted March 14, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to data from…

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Simple tips Airmen should ‘take to heart’

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general. Lt. Col. Samuel O. Jones said that in the medical community, heart issues are no…

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Heart to heart: Timely tips for heart health

Posted February 14, 2014 by Health.mil

U.S. Air Force graphic/ Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill February is National Heart Month. Changes in blood pressure and cholesterol diagnoses and management have led to fewer medications needed by patients and an emphasis on patient-driven treatment. The Military Health System encourages service members, their families and other beneficiaries to take control of their cardiovascular…

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March medical officer briefs international comrades

Posted February 7, 2014 by Airman First Class J. Dangidang

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang Maj. Marissa Marquez, 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., is an Air Force Reserve Command International Health Specialist. As such, she shares information and lessons learned with international colleagues in order to establish and enhance humanitarian assistance capabilities and health care services worldwide. Maj. Marissa…

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A healthy heart

Posted February 7, 2014 by

February is American Heart Month and this year the Centers for Disease Control is offering weekly tips for better heart health. Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die…

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