Post Tagged with: "health"


Airman 1st Class Christopher Blount, 86th Medical Group public health technician, inspects spices Oct. 1 at the dining facility on Ramstein to ensure they are properly stored. Members of the food safety and sanitation office help ensure military members and their families are eating properly made food in clean and safe facilities.

Breaking the chain of infection, injuries

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Medical Group public health flight is the first line of defense from the world’s smallest insurgents — viral and bacterial terrorist in the form of communicable disease. Keeping the public from receiving infections or diseases is its main priority.

October 10, 2013 ×


Carrots, rice, pasta and chicken are what’s for lunch Sept. 17 at Vogelweh Elementary School. Children are given healthy choices for lunch to help curb childhood obesity.

Healthy lunches a ‘measure’ of good taste

Story and photos by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The school year has begun and children throughout the KMC are getting healthier choices to eat for lunch.

September 26, 2013 ×


Hearing critical to war fighter’s survivability

by Maj. Jillyen Curry-Mathis
Army Hearing Program Manager-Europe

When a casualty on the battlefield is identified, Soldiers trained in combat lifesaver procedures look for immediately visible injuries.

August 1, 2013 ×


Avril Marlow Featherstone focuses on form during a bicep curl.

KMC Women Get Fit!

Story and photo by Krystal White
Contributing writer

Many of us say we want to get into better shape. Some of us follow through with our intentions. A few of us make lasting changes. Then, there’s the group of women in our community who sign up for a bodybuilding competition. They initially sought fitness, but in the meantime, found each other.

July 4, 2013 ×


A visit to mental health isn’t a hinder

by Col. Robert Rottschafer
86th Medical Operations Squadron commander

Even though I have been a squadron commander for three years, I have been an Air Force mental health provider for more than 21 years.

June 27, 2013 ×


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Mouthguards should be worn during sports to prevent dental injuries.

Keep your smile — wear a mouthguard

An athlete is 60 percent more likely to receive an injury by not wearing the appropriate safety gear. Dental injuries are the most common type of orofacial injury sustained during participation in sports and most are preventable.

February 22, 2013 ×


If you had a weakness, wouldn’t you want to know?

Everyone has weaknesses, especially in regard to physical fitness. With the new year starting and people everywhere working on resolutions to get in shape, injury prevention should also be a priority.

February 22, 2013 ×


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Heart disease: No. 1 killer of men, women

by Lt. Col. (Dr.) Julie Remo
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center staff cardiologist

Previously thought to be a “man’s disease,” heart disease also plagues women. In fact, according to an American Heart Association 2011 update on heart disease and stroke statistics, CVD causes more deaths in women than cancer, lung disease, Alzheimer disease and accidents combined.

February 22, 2013 ×