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Default Air Force Logo Protecting your Child from Lead and Other Household Poisoning
The word poison suggests a bubbling vial marked with skull and crossbones. However, poisonings can result from misuse of common household products or even from our home itself in the form of lead. Poisoning can happen all at once or gradually over time. TRICARE covers children’s blood lead testing at well-child care visits when medically necessary.
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Dr. Jackson Katz, internationally known author, filmmaker, educator and cultural theorist, visits Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 12. Katz was a guest of Air Force Space Command’s Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities. He spoke about the need to focus on the role men play in sexual abuse and domestic violence to promote prevention. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dave Smith) All have positive roles to play in preventing abuse
Katz, an internationally known author, filmmaker, educator and cultural theorist, visited Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 12, as a guest of Air Force Space Command’s Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities.
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Mosquito season 2017 Mosquito Season: Are you prepared to fight Zika?
In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne illnesses have always been a health risk for people living in certain climates. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.“These are not inevitable infections,” said Col. (Dr.) John
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visits Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for an all-call where he spoke with hundreds of Airmen conveying his strategic messages on March 17, 2017. Wright took questions from a dozen Airmen ranging from policy to quality of life. The CMSAF serves as a personal advisor to the Air Force Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization, and progress of the enlisted force and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April
The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.
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Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to open up about their struggles. Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya (pronounced, Sook-mee-vi-ri-ya), or Sook, as many people know him, may seem like a happy and carefree Airman at first glance. The 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports regularly puts forth an earnest effort to keep his unit alive and running, so his dark past and struggle with
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The Air Force Tactical Sports and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship staff, faculty and current fellows. From left to right: Lt. Col. Joel Dixon (Assistant Fellowship Program Director), Capt. (Dr.) Joshua Shumway (Fellow in Training), Dr. Eric Wilson (Fellowship Program Director), Maj. (Dr.) Ronald Miller (Fellow in Training), Dave The Skeleton (Fellowship Senior Training Aid), Dr. Derek Vraa (Fellowship Senior Faculty Member) New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”
A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, in time for the program’s first students to graduate this summer. The first of its kind in the U.S. military, the Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold
The winter season is coming to an end, but end of season storms can still be dangerous.  Protect yourself and your family from cold weather dangers.Snow, sleet and high winds can knock out heat, power and communication services to your home or office. When you know a storm is coming, prepare for weather-related emergencies and follow these steps
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Nutrition Awareness Month 2017 Improve Your Nutrition Habits this March
Are you ready to put your best fork forward? Celebrate National Nutrition Month this March by learning and applying strategies for healthy eating. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March to teach people of all ages how good nutrition can lead to a healthier lifestyle.Poor nutrition can lead to a higher
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Your Child
When it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), you can’t have too much information. Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans each year, and each TBI experience is unique.  Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of TBI as well as how you can prevent yourself and your loved ones from experiencing it. TBI is caused by an external force,
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Default Air Force Logo Family Advocacy: Keeping families together
Whether it’s packing up and moving every few years, dealing with deployments, or combatting everyday work stressors, military members and their families face a unique set of challenges. The 49th Medical Group’s Family Advocacy Program staff want military families to know one thing: You don’t have to face these stressors alone. “The Family Advocacy
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