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Default Air Force Logo Be Aware of Bullying This Month
October is Bullying Prevention Month and TRICARE wants you to be aware of resources available to you. Does your child have frequent headaches and stomach aches, especially on school days? It may not be a sign of physical illness. It might be a sign that your child is being bullied. Some other signs of bullying include trouble sleeping, lower grades
0 10/31
2016
Facebook Timeline Breast Cancer Awareness Oct 2016 (AF Graphic) A healthy lifestyle lowers your risk of getting breast cancer
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer for women behind skin cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute. Approximately 13% percent of women will get breast cancer during their lives. It’s also the second leading cause of death by cancer for women behind lung cancer. So not only is it fairly common, it can also be
0 10/27
2016
(Photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz)(This image was manipulated by adding text to the top of the image.) Part II: The Cure
The Mulumba family faces a new challenge in their battle with Sickle-cell.
0 10/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo TRICARE to Expand Preventive Service Coverage
TRICARE has always had excellent coverage of important preventive services and we are making it better.  TRICARE is adding preventive services to ensure our preventive services are aligned with recommendations of the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) guidelines.
0 10/19
2016
Photo illustration for part one of three feature series. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz/Released) Part I: The fear of hopelessness
Part 1 of 3: This is a feature series about the challenges Maj. Lukiah Mulumba and her family faced during their battle with Sickle-cell disease.
0 10/18
2016
Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu. Flu Season: Don’t Get Sick, Get Stuck
Every year in the early fall, flu season begins again. The flu makes most people feel sick and miserable, but for some people it can be deadly. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone six months and
0 10/06
2016
Col. (Dr.) Mark Antonacci, 959th Medical Group emergency physician and chief of the San Antonio Military Medical Center Emergency Department, speaks to a patient Sept. 14 on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  The SAMMC Emergency Department treats about 200 patients a day, and serves 20 counties in the Texas region.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Air Force officer leads SAMMC Emergency Department
“Trauma team to the trauma room; trauma team to the trauma room.”
0 10/04
2016
Bullying Prevention Oct 2016 (AF Graphic) Break the cycle of bullying
Bullying is not just a part of life that stops in the schoolyard; it can have consequences that stretch into adulthood and impact people for the rest of their lives.   According to the National Center for Education, one in four children will experience bullying in their lives, and it comes in many forms: social, verbal, physical and even
0 10/03
2016
Womens Health Oct 2016 (AF Graphic) Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps
Everyone - children and adults and men and women - should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams help assess individual risks for women and
0 9/28
2016
Air Force Medical Service Integrated Medical Airmen Enhance the Air Force Mission
In 1942, 15 bombers crashed off the coast of China following the Doolittle Raid on mainland Japan.  Most of the men in those bombers survived; one, 1st Lt. Tom Lawson, suffered a severe laceration to his leg. Lt. Thomas White, a flight surgeon on the mission, amputated the leg after it became infected. Lawson survived, made it home, wrote a book,
0 9/19
2016
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