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Syringes, needles will no longer be accepted at RWBAHC

Posted November 15, 2012 by Scout reports

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center will no longer accept used syringes, needles or lancets, also known as household sharps, from patients after Nov. 30. Household sharps are typically used in the home for insulin injection. They are also used for administering medications to treat other medical conditions, including the prevention of blood clots, and…

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‘Yikes! Is this turkey done or not?’

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kay Blakley,

FORT LEE, Va. — Seeing pink when slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the…

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Veterans Day Safety Message

Posted November 1, 2012 by Commanding General

Throughout our nation’s history, patriotic men and women have answered the call to military service on behalf of their fellow countrymen. Today, hundreds of thousands of patriots like you are carrying on this noble tradition, and this Nov. 11 we will pause to honor the sacrifices made by every veteran, past and present. Thank you…

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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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October is National Depression Awareness Month

Posted October 25, 2012 by Maranda Flynn

October is National Depression Awareness Month for the Army, and the 2012 theme is “Redefining Strength – Get Screened, Seek Care.” Oct. 11 was “National Depression Screening Day” and was recognized across the United States. Education was spread on the signs and symptoms of depression. Free behavioral health screenings were available as well. Clinical depression…

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Teen driving safety, awareness program offered

Posted October 18, 2012 by City of Sierra Vista

The Southeastern Arizona DUI (driving under the influence) Task Force in conjunction with the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Sierra Vista Police Department, Department of Defense Police, Arizona Rangers and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers announce the development of the Teen Driving Safety and Awareness Program. The program was designed to save lives and make highways safer…

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New ADA-compliant chair makes pool accessible to most

Posted October 11, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Nathan Berry, lifeguard at Barnes Field House pool, demonstrates the use of the ADA-compliant chair, lowering himself into the pool with the control. The chair can be operated manually by remote control, unassisted, from outside or inside the pool. A new American Disability Association-fixed chair has been installed at the Barnes Field House pool for…

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Trick-or-treat hours set on post

Posted October 11, 2012 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treat hours will be on Oct. 31, 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. On Oct. 30, 4 – 8 p.m. at the Main Fire Station across from the Main Post Chapel, firefighters will hand out candy and display their new…

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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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Suicide prevention is key in Army

Posted October 4, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

More then 6,000 Soldiers and Fort Huachuca personnel attended presentations on Sept. 27 to learn about suicide and prevention as part of the Army’s Suicide Stand-Down Day. On Fort Huachuca, three presentations took place simultaneously at three locations three times that day. As part of the Army’s September’s National Suicide Prevention month, Fort Huachuca’s Army…

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