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  • Spring into nutrition

    Spring weather is on its way and with it comes a new crop of fresh produce. So out with the heavy fall and winter fare and in with the springtime fruits and veggies to give your diet a good "spring cleaning."Yes, spring cleaning is not just for your home - it's for your health!Freshening up your diet and exercise routine is a great way to
  • United Healthcare Military & Veterans join Team McConnell

    The men and women of the 22nd Medical Group would like to introduce and welcome Team McConnell to the newest member of our team, United Healthcare Military & Veterans Group.Effective April 1, 2013, TRICARE Health benefits will be administered by United Healthcare Military & Veterans. As the new regional contractor for the West Region of the United
  • New Russian Open Skies jet, Tu-214ON

    The Open Skies Treaty permits each of the 34 participating states to conduct short-notice, unarmed observation flights over the territories of its signatories. The treaty is designed to enhance mutual understanding and confidence by giving all participants, regardless of size, a direct role in gathering information through aerial imaging on
  • Don't discount base appearance

    Most folks visiting McConnell AFB for the first time are quite surprised at what they find - the Air Force's best kept secret and hidden gem in the center of this great country of ours. You have to admit, we have one of the nicest-looking installations in Air Mobility Command. It takes a lot of hard work and a fair amount of money to pull this off,
  • My child hurt a tooth, what do I do?

    Accidents involving a child's mouth are unavoidable. Teeth can be chipped, broken, loosened or completely knocked out. Dental injuries can occur at any point in a child's life. As toddlers, the primary cause of damage to baby teeth is falling and hitting their mouth, while in the teen years, sports injuries are the primary cause of damaged
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: what you need to know

    Traumatic brain injury is a growing public health issue in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 1.7 million people sustain a TBI annually and throughout the last decade, emergency room visits from sports and recreation related TBIs, including concussions, among children and adolescents increased by 60 percent. A TBI can be caused
  • A snowstorm, a shovel and a lesson

    "This is a one big mess."Those were my thoughts as I peered out the window of my second floor apartment at a vast blanket of white covering the ground. The sidewalks, steps, and parking lot of the complex were buried under more than 14 inches of snow, dumped on the area courtesy of the second-largest snowstorm on record for Wichita.Having relocated
  • Taking time to reflect, relax

    The "Ravens" of the 344th Air Refueling Squadron directly support the wing's mission by delivering mission ready Airmen, skilled in KC-135 Stratotanker operations to combatant commanders "Anytime, Anywhere!" Our squadron performs this mission with what appears to be great ease, but time spent away from home can be a challenge. Our crewmembers must
  • Public Health notes: the flu, you

    According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 20 children under the age of 18 have died because of the seasonal flu, 2,257 people had been hospitalized with flu symptoms through the end of 2012, and all fifty states have reported a significant increase in the number of influenza-like-illness and respiratory syncytial virus cases.
  • Be the leader you deserve

    We all know that the New Year brings resolutions that typically revolve around better health and fitness, paying off debt or competing educational goals.What about making a resolution to be a better leader? Vince Lombardi said, "Leadership rests not only upon ability, not only upon capacity - having the capacity to lead is not enough. The leader