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  • Grilling tips ensure sizzlin' summer safety

    Cooking outdoors is primarily a summer activity shared with family and friends. In fact, more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is brightly shining, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use
  • Informed, responsible and safe use of dietary supplements

    Are you thinking about using a dietary supplement, or are you currently using dietary supplements? Do you know what a dietary supplement is? According to the Food and Drug Administration, a dietary supplement is "a product intended for ingestion that contains a 'dietary ingredient' intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the
  • Make Eye Health a Priority

    Your vision is a big part of how you experience your world, and the eyes are "windows to your soul." The status of your overall health is reflected in your eye health which is best observed by your optometrist during a dilated eye exam.In celebration of "Healthy Vision Month," I wish to share with you ways to preserve bodily health which naturally
  • National Women's Health Week observed May 10-16

    May 10-16 is National Women's Health Week!Did you know that cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus? Human papillomavirus is spread by intimate contact and can result in cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile, head and neck cancer. HPV is very common, and it has been estimated that 75-80 percent of sexually active adults will
  • Let's Move... Together!

    May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and the focus is on moving more to promote an overall healthy lifestyle. The long-term benefits of exercise, play and spending less time sitting include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes. Being active also improves lean muscle mass, reduces fat and weight gain, promotes
  • Careful label reading is key for choosing safe, nutritious snacks

    When it comes to choosing an on-the-go snack that is nutritious, not only should you pay attention to the nutrition facts label, but you should also look at the ingredients list.This has proven especially true recently when a popular granola bar, of the brand Kind, was recently found to contain hemp seeds.That can be especially alarming in an Air
  • P-A-C-K a nutrition rainbow for lifelong health

    It's never too early to learn how to eat healthy. A special program called Pack Assorted Colors for Kids, sponsored by Welch's, is helping the Spangdahlem Air Base community to do just that. P.A.C.K. makes eating healthy easy for not only kids, but for adults and families, too, by focusing on the colors of the rainbow. Each day of the week is
  • Germany’s biggest bash …

    What's Germany's biggest bash? Most people would probably say the Munich Octoberfest.Wrong answer!There is one event which involves more celebrating and merrymaking than ever seen in Germany. It is Fasching -- or Germany's version of Mardi Gras -- celebrated Feb. 12-17 this year. During Fasching, or Fastnacht, often referred to as Germany's Foolish
  • Poland, US distribute toys for holiday season

    During the holiday season, there is nothing more special than reaching out to your local community and showing kindness to those in need.The members of the Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group, took this to heart and, in collaboration with deployed forces in Poland, organized a toy drive and church service to support more than 590 children in six
  • Driver's license issue a personal responsibility reminder

    Living in Germany and traveling throughout Europe is a great opportunity for Airmen and their families to experience new cultures and historic landscapes. As welcomed guests in Germany, it is our responsibility to understand and follow German policies and laws.There has been a great deal of information circulating recently about German authorities