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  • Women need to make time for their health

    Each October, women are reminded to put themselves first and make time for their health. Making your health a priority helps you stay in optimum shape and keeps illnesses and disease at bay.
  • TBI Recognition Critical to Treating Invisible Wounds

    Knowing how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury is critical to successfully treat these invisible wounds. A TBI is a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The most common type of TBI in the military is mild TBI, commonly called a concussion.“Although TBI is considered the “signature
  • 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
  • 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
  • Healthy lifestyle leads to healthy heart

    Medical experts say there are plenty of things Airmen can do to ensure a healthy heart, including quitting smoking and not drinking too much. Heart disease, heart attack, and stroke are just some of the consequences of not taking care of your heart.  To take care of your heart, physical activity, smarter nutritional diet choices and mindfulness are
  • Tips for staying safe and healthy during winter

    With snow and other weather hazards, winter carries with it a unique set of issues that can impact health and overall well-being. January is Winter Safety Month, and extreme winter weather, including hypothermia and frostbite, can be a health risk.Capt. Regan Stiegmann is a Preventive Medicine resident at the Uniformed Services University of Health
  • New Year, New You: Take control of your own health

    A new year can mean new opportunities, new discoveries and maybe a few new goals. While the New Year’s Resolution is a common tradition, many of them get abandoned long before the new year is gone again. Setting goals for a healthier you is something everyone can do, if you do it right. “Probably the most important thing is setting goals you can
  • Trusted Care is the path to better medical care

    Trusted Care is all about transforming the Air Force Medical Service into an organization that consistently produces outcomes better than expected no matter what the operational environment. This means training medical Airmen to better engage with their patients, provide better overall care, reduce harm, and continually engage in process
  • Proper nutrition can help manage diabetes

    Good nutrition is important for any healthy lifestyle, but for diabetics balancing nutrition, activity and medication is vital. Carbohydrates, for example, are nutrients found in bread, milk, starchy vegetables and fruit that turn to sugar in the blood. Other simple carbohydrates found in sweets and sugared drinks are the first to limit when
  • Training to use deployed Electronic Health Records is out there

    The Air Force Medical Service is developing an Electronic Health Record that will enable medical Airmen to treat those who are wounded while deployed in a harsh or isolated environment.  Electronic Health Records track Airmen’s medical needs and document real-time data at every point of the Airman’s journey from when the injury occurred, to