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Civilian Fitness Program coming to Fort Huachuca

Posted January 23, 2015 by Nick Gilmore

The Life is Good monthly workshops held its first workshop of the year Jan. 15 in the Network Enterprise Technology Command auditorium featuring Dr. Doug Briggs, the director of Human Performance at Fort Bliss, Texas. Briggs is an internationally recognized expert in his field with a lifetime of training, coaching and competing internationally. His presentation…

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National Blood Donor Month celebrates donors, local collection scheduled

Posted January 16, 2015 by Armed Services Blood Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, the Armed Services Blood Program, ASBP, would like to thank you for “giving to the red, white and blue.” “2014 was a great year for the Armed Services Blood Program,” said Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director. “We have you — our…

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Obama unveils next steps in cybersecurity plan

Posted January 16, 2015 by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

WASHINGTON — Continuing an effort to help defend the nation’s computer-connected systems, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday additional steps that call for more information sharing, modernized law enforcement and updated security data breach reporting. “Cyber threats pose an enormous challenge for our country,” the president said. “As long as I’m president, protecting America’s digital infrastructure…

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Retiree Council shares news you can use

Posted January 16, 2015 by Claudia Drum

Do retired Soldiers maintain healthier weights than Civilian retirees? Approximately half of the retired Soldiers whose height and weight were measured at medical appointments in military treatment facilities last year had a body mass index, BMI, that classified them as obese. Obesity rates for these retired Soldiers are significantly higher than the general population of…

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FHFD shares wildfire safety tips for upcoming fire season

Posted January 16, 2015 by Lucius Kirkland

It’s time to prepare for the upcoming wildfire season. Remembering last year’s Brown Fire, there’s a high probability for fire related incidents and events again this year. Evacuations can come with little notice and no time to prepare. Initial wildfire preparedness by having a plan and an evacuation kit is much more important as this…

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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during colder weather

Posted January 9, 2015 by Steven Munsell,

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because one cannot see it or smell it, it can kill people before they are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. Therefore, anything…

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2015 might be good time to quit nicotine use

Posted January 9, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

With tobacco use accounting for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, causing 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men, and 70 percent of lung cancer deaths in women, it’s no wonder that many people may wish to quit smoking and may have made it their New Year’s Resolution. Studies show that a…

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Two committees help FH community make wise choices

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

The Healthy Community Wellness Committee and Healthy Workforce Wellness Committees are two groups that have been set-up to work on policies and initiatives that nest under the Community Health Promotion Council. The Healthy Community Wellness Committee sets priorities and implements environmental changes and social supports that facilitate healthy living and promotes resiliency in Families, retirees,…

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Designated smoking areas meant to protect everyone’s rights

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

Army Health Promotion, Army Regulation 600-63, 7-3, is the policy for controlling tobacco use. The AR 600-63 is what guides Fort Huachuca to be successful with tobacco control and reducing secondhand smoke on post. In 2015, installation officials are working to get Fort Huachuca into compliance with the Army Health Promotion regulation. Smoking or the…

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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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