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  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • AFRICOM hosts Infectious Disease Strategic Planning Workshop

    The AFRICOM Office of the Command Surgeon invited various U.S. agencies to participate in the first ever Infectious Disease Strategic Planning Workshop on Patch Barracks, in Stuttgart, Germany, from Sept. 4-6, 2019.
  • Health agencies investigating severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working with the Food and Drug Administration, state and local health departments, and other public health partners to investigate a multistate outbreak of severe lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use. As of Sept. 6, the CDC said, 33 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands have reported more than 450 possible cases of lung illnesses associated with using e-cigarette products. Six deaths have been confirmed in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, and Oregon.
  • USAFRICOM hosts APORA 2019

    The AFRICOM-facilitated program promotes an exchange of best practices between 27 African nations and representatives from U.S. government agencies to increase communication, discuss ongoing challenges, identify gaps and needs and promote regional stability and security.
  • 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
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