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Swim, tube, boat safely by following water activity guidelines

Posted June 13, 2014 by USAICoE Safety Office

It’s enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity. Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always use…

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Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted October 24, 2014 by Kevin Robinson,

‘Be Food Safe’ FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses. For the Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. “From the store to their kitchen…

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Fire prevention office provided fire extinguisher-use training

Posted April 5, 2012 by By Joan Vasey

Members of a contract organization here were shown how to extinguish fires using a special training device Thursday and Friday during training here which not only provided the necessary skills, but did so with no environmental impact. Seventy-four employees received fire extinguisher use…

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Self-treat bunions, plantar fasciitis at home

Posted January 11, 2013 by Capt. Mo Greenberg, PT, DPT, CSCS, Physical Therapist and Spc. Reggie Wilson,

During the course of their lives, many people suffer from common foot injuries. Sufferers include military personnel, athletes or those who are on their feet regularly. Two common injuries are bunions and plantar fasciitis.

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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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RWBAHC Pharmacy to install new equipment, service disruption possible

Posted January 10, 2014 by Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center

Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Pharmacy personnel are working to streamline operations in order to become more efficient and effective. As part of the efforts to improve the overall pharmacy experience for customers, workers will install an updated automated dispensing system during the week of Jan. 20, the third week of this month. This…

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Melanoma – silent but deadly

Posted July 18, 2014 by Velvie Bennett

Do you love having fun in the sun? If you do, it is essential you protect your skin from exposure to harmful sun rays known to cause skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, and melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more…

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Fit for Life: Army Performance Triad is like three-legged stool

Posted November 26, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

The title of this article involves the parable of the three-legged stool. Such an item is very sturdy, and capable of supporting great loads, but take just one leg away and it becomes precarious.

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MetLife begins TRICARE Dental Program partnership

Posted June 7, 2012 by TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. is now the new TRICARE Dental Program contractor, providing dental benefits for more than two million TRICARE beneficiaries worldwide. Beneficiaries purchasing TDP are seeing expanded dental benefits with lower monthly premium rates than last year. More details about premiums costs can be found on the MetLife…

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Money transfers can be risky business

Posted October 4, 2012 by Legal Assistance Office

“You’ve won a prize!” “I’m in a foreign country, and I need cash.” “We’re temporarily unable to accept credit cards.” “Your dream apartment is available immediately at an incredible price!” Scam artists use a number of elaborate schemes to get people’s money, and many involve money transfers through companies like Western Union and MoneyGram. According…

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