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Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

Posted June 28, 2013 by Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service

Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging. Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS, powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, at any time of day. It allows patients…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted June 28, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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Dental clinic here provides dental health services, follows safe practices

Posted June 21, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

In recent years, many studies have come out linking oral health to overall health. According to Col. Kendall Ray, Runion Dental Clinic dentist, there is truth to these studies.

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Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

Posted June 7, 2013 by Gayle Olson

In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted May 31, 2013 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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Runion Dental Clinic rolls out new initiative

Posted May 31, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Photo by Gabrielle Kuholski Spc. Christopher Hamilton, preventative dental specialist, performs a cleaning. Patients can take advantage of the Go First Class program starting tomorrow to combine appointments for exams, cleanings and fillings. Summer is a time to sink your teeth into corn on the cob, watermelon and barbecued ribs, but starting tomorrow, Runion Dental…

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Warm, dry season means increased fire potential in Southwest

Posted May 31, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

As the weather gets warmer, outdoor activities increase. To ensure that fun continues safely, always bear fire prevention and safety in mind. Starting at the beginning of spring, brush and vegetation begin to dry out, creating prime conditions for wildfires. To avoid accidentally starting a wildfire, bear these important tips in mind: Fireworks are prohibited…

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Thank a lifeguard for safe swimming this summer

Posted May 24, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

After school ends, and with warmer weather, people head to the pool to cool off. They can rest assured that Fort Huachuca has a cadre of highly trained lifeguards on duty at the pools.

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Water can be friend or foe – it depends on you

Posted May 24, 2013 by Scout reports

Water is necessary to sustain life. Without water, humans could not survive for more than a few days. However, water can also be deadly. Under the wrong circumstances, people, especially infants, have drowned in just a few inches. The summer recreation season is here, and even in Arizona, people will take to pools, lakes, ponds…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted May 17, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – Amid a spate of allegations of criminal behavior by military recruiters and service members involved in the Defense Department’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults and help that crime’s victims, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. In…

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