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Avoid tickborne diseases in Arizona

Posted July 5, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

Tick season in Arizona is almost year-round due to the warm climate. Due to a mild winter and warmer-than-usual spring, this year’s tick population will likely be higher than usual.

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WNV symptoms, FH precautionary measures explained

Posted August 23, 2012 by By Maj. Kathy Babin

West Nile Virus is a disease that is transmitted to humans through the bite of a female mosquito. Nationwide WNV has been confirmed in 43 states, and there are 693 confirmed cases for this calendar year so far. To date, there have been seven confirmed cases in Arizona and one death. Cochise County currently does…

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TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

Posted March 21, 2014 by Tracey-Jean Santoro

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures…

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Military, Sierra Vista police share back-to-school driving cautions

Posted August 8, 2014 by Scout reports

Fort Huachuca and Sierra Vista schools are back in session, and Fort Huachuca Police and Sierra Vista Police Department personnel remind motorists about traffic laws to help keep youth safe in school zones and around school buses. Heed yellow signs near crosswalks in schools zones during school hours. Vehicles must stop for pedestrians in the…

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Prevent weight gain during holiday season

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sonia Blodgett

One of the most common weight management challenges for Americans every year is preventing weight gain during the holiday season.

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Hot days, dry winds mean ‘fire season’ is here

Posted June 21, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department

With the memory of last year’s Monument Fire fresh in people’s minds and a high probability for fire-related weather and events again this year, now is the time to prepare for “fire season.”

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Don’t turn your back on domestic violence

Posted October 11, 2012 by Allitra Williams

The month of October is observed as Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month across the nation. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, or IPV, is an issue that continues to affect lives across the country and in our military. IPV is not a pleasant subject to discuss but vitally important to bring awareness…

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Don’t get sidelined by sports injuries

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tim Bushman, Phillip Garrett, Keith Hauret, Tyson Grier, Bruce Jones

Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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Prescription refill or prescription renewal?

Posted May 9, 2014 by Raymond W. Bliss

A continuing issue for pharmacy patients at the Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, is the difference between a prescription refill and a renewal. A patient visits a provider at RWBAHC, and the provider determines the patient needs medication. When a provider orders a prescription, he or she may also authorize a certain…

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