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  • Summer Health Hazards

    Summer is a great time to be outside and enjoy the weather. Awareness of summer health hazards can help you prevent potential injuries and discomfort. Here’s how you can protect yourself and others, and enjoy the summer fun.
  • Understanding anxiety

    Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious speaking in front of a large group, or driving in heavy traffic. Anxiety encompasses feelings of worry, nervousness, or dread. In moderation, anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It is a normal reaction to stress and can be beneficial in some situations. Anxiety can
  • AFMC promotes stroke prevention awareness

    Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term adult disability in the United States. The effects of a stroke range from mild to severe and can include paralysis, problems with thinking, difficulty with speaking, and emotional problems.According to the National Institutes of Health, each year nearly 800,000 Americans experience a new or
  • AFMC promotes combating loneliness

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- If you have ever felt lonely, know that you’re not alone. Military deployments, living far from family, or going through a divorce, are common reasons to feel lonely.Loneliness is a universal emotion that does not discriminate. It can affect people of all ages and backgrounds, from small towns to big cities.
  • Ready to quit smoking? CHPS offers tobacco cessation program

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- There has never been a better time to quit tobacco. Civilian Health Promotion Services is now offering a new tobacco cessation program to help individuals who are ready to quit smoking.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease
  • AFMC encourages sober driving during holiday season

    The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties, and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but they
  • AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

    During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge.RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day.According to a 2015

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