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Self care strategies for athletes with IT Band Friction Syndrome

Posted April 19, 2013 by Capt. Leigh Anne Swafford

Every day at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, I see Soldiers with the diagnosis of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.

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Resilience, seeking help to prevent suicide is ‘sign of strength’

Posted September 13, 2013 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — A Soldier who is at-risk for suicide and seeks help is showing great strength, said the director of the Army Suicide Prevention Program. With September as National Suicide Prevention Month, the Army is highlighting efforts to prevent suicide, while underscoring that prevention is a 24/7, year-round campaign. Suicide in the Army is a…

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Fire season here, think ‘safety’ outdoors

Posted March 21, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Tanja Linton In May 2013, U.S. Forest Service personnel successfully conducted a 13-acre controlled burn in an area located between Ranges 8 and 9 on Fort Huachuca. These controlled burns take place in fire-prone areas in an effort to reduce the amount of dry grass and brush that can feed wildfires. Spring is here, bringing…

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RWBAHC changes EFMP appointment times

Posted August 8, 2014 by RWBAHC EFMP

Exceptional Family Member Program, EFMP, personnel at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center now set patient appointments every weekday morning from 7:30 – 11 a.m. These appointments are for EFMP enrollments, updates, disenrollments and overseas screening. The Soldier, spouse or legal guardian can contact Family Care Clinic B to begin the assessment process for enrollment,…

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Trials for TBI blood test underway

Posted June 14, 2012 by Story and photo by Rob McIlvaine

The Army is now running trials on a blood test, similar to one used to test blood sugar, that can be used by medics on the battlefield to determine if a Soldier has sustained damaged brain cells, especially...

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Army launches winter safety campaign

Posted November 29, 2012 by Strategic Communication Directorate

FORT RUCKER, Ala. — The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center officially launched the Army Safe Winter campaign Monday, providing leaders, Soldiers and safety professionals valuable information to augment their seasonal safety programs. The campaign is the second of four installments of the “Know the Signs” safety effort. While fatal accidents usually dip during the winter…

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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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Red Cross accepting inquiries about loved one in Philippines

Posted November 15, 2013 by American Red Cross

TUCSON — The American Red Cross is accepting inquiries about tracing loved ones missing in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan. Call the office at 1.520.318.6740 and press 1, or email Elissa.Maish@redcross.org. Those looking for a U.S. citizen, however, must call the U.S. Department of State, 1.888.407.4747. Red Cross personnel are accepting financial donations to…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month ends, Soldiers continue to ‘Speak Up!’

Posted May 9, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn From left, 1st Sgt. Tiffany Moore and Master Sgt. Maricella Derrick, Installation Sexual Assault Response coordinators, and Sgt. 1st Class James Budden and Sgt. 1st Class Sheri Sullivan, installation victim advocates, pose for a picture following the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention Luncheon held May 2 at the Thunder Mountain Activity…

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Soldier posts suicide attempt to Facebook

Posted October 3, 2014 by Marie Berberea

FORT SILL, Okla. — A Facebook post. Two cut wrists. Time is the enemy. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Powell saw one Facebook post Aug. 31, which sent him frantically searching for a former Soldier. “He had cut his wrists, I mean about that far on each wrist,” said Powell, gesturing slashing his forearm. “It…

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