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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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How to prevent, care for soft tissue injuries at home

Posted November 1, 2012 by Capt. Mo Greenberg

Whether active duty, retired or military dependent, many have dealt with a soft tissue injury at one time in their lives.

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Campaign encourages drivers to ‘buckle up’

Posted May 10, 2013 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Scott Vasey Staff Sgt. Nicholas Young, an instructor/writer with Company D, 2-13th Aviation Regiment, prepares for a drive by buckling his seat belt, the first thing drivers and passengers should do when they enter a vehicle. Seat belts have been proven to save lives and their use is mandatory. The Fort Huachuca Provost Marshal Office,…

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Fit for Life – Improve running with attention to pace, form

Posted October 11, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

The most widely practiced and recognized form of cardio is running. It was probably your first means of real play as a child. The military requires it for those not limited by temporary or congenital illness/injury.

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Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers’ immune systems, cognitive ability

Posted March 28, 2014 by Bob Reinert

Bob Reinert A study being conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts is examining how sleep restriction affects wound healing and whether nutritional supplements can help offset the effects. In a sub-study, Soldiers such as Pvt. Daniel Pardo did virtual marksmanship training in the middle…

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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted September 5, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Healthy diet changes preferred over fad diets

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sonia Blodgett,

I can remember when the Atkins diet, which initially gained popularity in the 1970s, had a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s. I was working at a hospital at the time and several overweight employees went on the Atkins diet to lose weight. They consumed a lot of low carb proteins which were frequently…

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Live safely with bears on Fort Huachuca

Posted March 29, 2012 by Mark McCabe

Fort Huachuca is located in what is considered good black bear habitat. Bears are used to the area and capable of living here successfully without human intervention. However, occasionally bears will wander into the housing or other cantonment areas in search of an easy meal. People must be proactive…

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During emergencies, FH can provide mass warnings, notifications

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story by Natalie Lakosil

Mass warning and notification systems play an important role on military installations.

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