health promotion

Greetings from JBLE Health Promotion!

The In Flight Wellness Weekly is a series of weekly newsletters that cover four focus areas of Health Promotion - Nutritional Fitness, Physical Activity, Tobacco-Free Living and Sleep Health.  

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

  • If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.

  • If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

The information contained in each newsletter provides health and wellness tips along with general health awareness information, upcoming local wellness events, health articles, and messaging geared towards our installation community. Thank you!

Yours in Health,

Monica

Address:

USAF Hospital Langley

77 Nealy Ave. Bldg. 257

Langley AFB VA 23665

Phone: 757-764-8139

DSN: 574-8139

POC:  Ms. Monica Richardson, Health Promotion Coordinator