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  • COVID-19 risk demonstrates importance of keeping healthy

    Though people of all ages are affected by coronavirus, many of those who develop severe complications after contracting it have preexisting medical conditions.
  • Keeping a monitor on your blood pressure

    High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, represents a major health concern in the United States, impacting approximately 108 million people annually -- nearly half the U.S. population.Worldwide, the American Heart Association reports that high blood pressure is the leading cause of cardiovascular-related deaths. In 2017, the Centers for
  • Fighting the demons: A 'typical' Defender's story

    If there is a “typical” security forces Airman, retired Master Sgt. Dwayne Pyle says he was it. He loved his job and felt he was good at it, even though he did get into a little trouble during his first assignment in Germany.
  • Understanding workplace hazing and bullying

    Is workplace hazing or bullying a problem in your organization?  This type of negative conduct can come from colleagues, supervisors, or management, and is a real problem for workers at all levels. Hazing and bullying behavior can affect the workplace due to the damage inflicted through lost productivity, low morale, and increased absenteeism and
  • Preventing heat illness

    Anyone exposed to high temperatures for a sustained period of time is at risk for heat-related illness.  Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, happen when the body is not able to properly cool itself.  The body normally cools itself by sweating.  But under some conditions, sweating just isn’t enough.  In such cases, a
  • Vaccine preventable disease on the rise

    In recent years, vaccine preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough have made a resurgence in the U.S. and in Europe.
  • Perfecting human weapon system with healthy fueling

    The Air Force Services Activity, through its comprehensive healthy food initiative, or HFI, continues zeroing in on the human weapons system – our nation’s Airmen – and providing them “with the right nutrition to increase lethality; ensuring a more ready force to meet mission requirements,” said Bill Spencer, chief of AFSVA’s Food and Beverage Division.
  • Alcohol’s insidious nature: Getting help empowers your career

    Alcohol abuse has a deceptively gradual onset that can slowly affect family, friends and work. Knowing the signs and getting help early are key to beating alcohol abuse.
  • Expanded childcare options support deployed, remote Airmen

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force is expanding the number of hours it will provide free child care for families of military members deployed or on remote assignment starting April 1. The change provides 16 hours of pre-deployment, 16 hours each month during deployment or remote assignment, and 16 hours of post-deployment care
  • AFMC promotes wellness screening campaign

    During the month of February, Air Force Materiel Command is launching its “Do You Know Your Numbers” wellness screening campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your numbers to help prevent chronic diseases such diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.