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Bike and Walk to School Day a healthy alternative

Posted March 13, 2015 by Natalie Lakosil

Natalie Lakosil From left, Timothy, 6, attends Colonel Johnston Elementary School, parents Missi and Maj. Brian Hayes, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion walk behind him as he pedals quickly to school. Timothy is usually a bus rider but participated in Walk and Bike to School Day. Students and employees all over Fort Huachuca set out a…

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Driving impaired isn’t worth it

Posted June 28, 2012 by By Amy Sunseri

On Wednesday, people across the United States will celebrate the 4th of July. For some, alcohol consumption plays a big part in celebrating the holiday. However, those who drink should do so responsibly. Otherwise, what should be a day of celebration could wind up differently.

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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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Most TRICARE beneficiaries unaffected by Prime Service Area reductions

Posted April 26, 2013 by TRICARE news release

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, will automatically revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option on Oct. 1, 2013. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Tips help motorists, cyclists share roadways

Posted September 13, 2013 by Dan Orta

Each year, hundreds of cyclists are killed in motor vehicle traffic accidents. Arizona had 23 bicycle fatalities in 2011. The nation-wide average is 600 – 850 fatalities per year, an alarming number. Motorists and cyclists can work together to help reduce the number of fatalities.

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Think outside box to add fruit, veggies to diet

Posted March 28, 2014 by Sonia Blodgett,

March is National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right.” People will frequently choose foods that taste good over foods they know are good for them, such as choosing vanilla ice cream over blueberries. However, many foods can be both tasty and healthy — it may just be a matter…

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Tobacco use harms military readiness, official says

Posted August 15, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said Tuesday, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than Civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and morbidity,…

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Avoid becoming a DUI statistic over coming holidays

Posted December 12, 2014 by Rosa Peralta

As Soldiers prepare for holiday block leave and Families plan their festive holiday gatherings, Army Substance Abuse Program personnel remind Soldiers, Civilians and the community that drunk or drugged driving can be a lethal combination with disastrous consequences, even death. In Arizona, if a person driving is impaired to the slightest degree, he or she…

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Soldiers take tough stance on physical fitness test failures

Posted May 8, 2015 by C. Todd Lopez

Soldiers at the first-ever NCO Solarium said they felt the Army has gone soft on those who have failed their Army Physical Fitness Tests, or APFT, too many times — and called for more discipline in enforcing standards.

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Army focuses on traumatic brain injuries

Posted March 23, 2012 by Ben Sherman

FORT SILL, Okla. “” March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have exposed U.S and coalition forces to countless explosions from many sources, often resulting in traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The Defense Department has identified the leading causes of TBI in the…

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