• Ten Hut! Superheroes in our midst

    We Americans love our superheroes, as evidenced this summer with the return to the big screen of two favorites from my youth, the Lone Ranger and Superman.Times were much simpler back in the 50s and there were a lot fewer choices on television, but the character traits of courage, loyalty, honesty,

  • Pre-deployment dental care is more important than most realize

    While it is easy to understand the importance of meeting the medical readiness standards for deployment, many fail to realize the importance of pre-deployment dental care.When deployed, you must focus on accomplishing the mission, not correcting any dental issues that may arise. Spare yourself the

  • 'If it isn't you, it's the person next to you'

    "Hey sexy... you single?"I turned to see a fellow Airman in training; standing about 5 foot 8 inches tall, dark hair and eyes. Over the next four months, I heard this fellow classmate repeat the same line more than a couple dozen times.It wasn't just me he had an eye for; it was a handful of my new

  • April is Month of the Military Child: Top 10 reasons I admire military kids

    In honor of April's Month of the Military Child, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about children from military families. Their amazing service and sacrifice deserve a much longer list, but I figured this would at least be a start.The top 10 reasons I appreciate military

  • Commitment to quality health care remains despite fiscal uncertainty

    In the wake of looming fiscal uncertainty, there is one thing I know will remain - our commitment to quality health care for all our warfighters and their families - past, present, and future. San Antonio has one of the largest military beneficiary populations in the nation, with 240,000 people

  • Patient Safety Awareness Week

    The 59th Medical Wing celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-8, and the theme for Patient Safety Awareness Week 2013 is "Patient Safety 7/365: 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care."This is a week to recognize advancements that have been made in the patient safety

  • Oral hygiene basics for children

    The American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month every February to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Being familiar with good health practices is important for you and your kids.Do you ever wonder when your child should first see a dentist?The

  • Tips to navigate teen dating violence awareness, prevention

    Domestic violence is an issue that adult victims find difficult to discuss and often keep secret. It should come as no surprise that teen dating violence is even less discussed and underreported by victims who are often navigating difficult teen years and are secretive in nature.Some unique

  • Washing hands after brushing teeth essential for good hygiene

    We are all told to wash our hands to keep from getting sick, but it is also important to remember to brush your teeth. A healthy body requires a healthy mouth. This is why it's especially important during cold and flu season not only to keep your hands clean, but also your mouth.Many people get sick

  • Wounded Warrior Tackles Bandera 25K

    While working as an Air Force chaplain for the Center for the Intrepid, a physical rehabilitation center for the department of defense, I met an extraordinary wounded warrior. Eduard Lychik, 22, of Tacoma, Washington, who had lost his left leg in Afghanistan when a rocket struck the truck he'd been

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