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  • 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
  • I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience

    Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care whether she lived or died. It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.
  • Be Good to your Heart: Tips for a Healthy Exercise Regimen

    Exercise can do loads of good to your body, including keeping your heart healthy!  According to the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic1, exercise not only improves your heart health, it also reduces your heart disease risk factors.  Below are tips on safe exercise that will give your heart the most benefit  Be sure to engage in
  • Be Good to your Heart: 5 Tips to Slash the Salt

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 percent of Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.1  The daily recommendation for sodium is 2300mg/day (or 1500mg/day if you are age 51 or older, African American of any age, or have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease2).  Too much sodium can
  • Proper dental care can prevent disease

    More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of Airmen. Good dental care includes an annual checkup, brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water and making sure everyone in the family is covered by dental insurance.The American Dental Association has
  • Biomedical Sciences Corps saves lives through prevention

    This week, January 23-27, is Biomedical Science Corps Appreciation Week, which gives medical communities around the Air Force a chance to recognize these hard-working men and women. The Biomedical Sciences Corps is one of five officer corps in the Air Force Medical Service and the most diverse group. Officers in the BSC combine more than a dozen
  • Air Force Medical Service 2016 Year in Review

    In 2016, the Air Force Medical Service celebrated its 67th anniversary, as its members continued to innovate and educate while supporting the Air Force mission and the Airmen who carry it out. It was quite a busy year for the AFMS as medical Airmen continued to create better patient engagement, more medical innovations, and higher quality of care
  • Managing Mental Health over the Holidays

    Holidays are a time when families come together to eat good food and spend quality time. They also can be a time of stress whether you are worried about having enough money, hosting the largest family get-together of the year, or traveling long distances.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is important to give yourself a
  • Protect Your Skin in the Colder Months

    It’s cold outside and you might think that sun protection is for the summer.  Even though the temperature is cooler, the sun is still powerful, so continue to wear sunscreen with sun protective factor (SPF) of at least 15 with both UVA and UVB protection every day.Though you may want that sun-kissed look year round, you should stay away from indoor
  • Medical professionals gather to talk about the future of healthcare

    The 2016 AMSUS Continuing Education Meeting is underway at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor. AMSUS is the Society of Federal Health Professionals and has members throughout the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and the private sector. The convention runs from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 and features