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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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