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AFMC will promote the "Do You Know Your Numbers" wellness campaign in December and January.
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AFMC promotes wellness screening campaign

Posted 11/27/2012   Updated 11/27/2012 Email story   Print story

    


Air Force Materiel Command Wellness Support Center

11/27/2012 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Throughout December and January, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting the "Do You Know Your Numbers" wellness campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your numbers to help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

"To better understand their health status, it is helpful for individuals to know how they compare to recommended health indicators," said AFMC's Wellness Coordinator Greg Chadwick. "These indicators are a list of 'numbers' -- blood pressure, good and bad cholesterol, blood glucose, and body mass index are all numbers that help individuals identify their own health status."

The goal of the "Do You Know Your Numbers" campaign is to increase participation in Cardio Risk Profile screenings and educate individuals on how risk factors impact their health, with particular attention given to those risk factors that can be improved by changes in lifestyle behavior. Early identification and management of risk factors can help individuals stay healthy and live a long, productive life.

The CRP wellness screening is available through Civilian Health Promotion Services and is free to all Department of Defense (appropriated fund) AFMC civilian employees. For more information regarding CRP screenings, contact your local CHPS team or visit www.afmcwellness.com.



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12/7/2012 12:08:09 PM ET
Mr. ChadwickI participated in the screening session this week and the team identified a possible problem with my blood pressure. I followed up my my family doctor and he confirmed that my blood pressure is indeed higher. He was surprised since for the more than 10 years I have been his patient my blood pressure was never a problem. Thanks to the screening I am able to address this problem early. Thanks for keeping this program going.
Ricardo Negron, AFRLCS B-15
 
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