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Don’t get sidelined by sports injuries

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tim Bushman, Phillip Garrett, Keith Hauret, Tyson Grier, Bruce Jones

Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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TBI: RWBAHC personnel offer mild-case treatment program

Posted March 21, 2014 by Tracey-Jean Santoro

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Injuries the Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents and equipment failure. Many military personnel have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating into multiple exposures…

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Wildfires — what to do after returning home

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Inspector Ben Lomas

In this final part of a four-part series on wildland fire survival and preparedness, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention shares information on what to do after a wildfire.

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Internet romance scams use Soldiers’ identities

Posted November 29, 2012 by Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Special agents from the Army Criminal Investigation Command are once again warning Internet users worldwide to be extra vigilant and not to fall prey to Internet scams or impersonation fraud — especially scams promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts. Criminal Investigation Command, known as CID, continues to…

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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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Keep cost of a DUI in mind during holiday parties

Posted November 22, 2013 by Fort Huachuca ASAP and Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an hour….

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Drivers asked to pitch in, reduce traffic violations

Posted May 3, 2012 by By Alton Dunham

A statistical rise in traffic violations during the first and second quarter of fiscal year 2012 is prompting Fort leadership to ask Huachuca drivers to do their part. Traffic control device violations, such as running a traffic light or failing to stop at a posted stop sign were the biggest offenses with 146 motor vehicle…

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Flu season is about to begin — be prepared

Posted September 13, 2012 by Beth McMillan

The number of people with flu symptoms normally begins to rise with the approach of cooler temperatures when people begin to gather inside. According to the Arizona Department of Health, last year most of the local cases of the flu were seen in people 20-49, followed closely by 5-19 year olds. These age groups spend…

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Presidents Day safety message

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Originally, two days in February were set aside to recognize the birthdays of Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Their birthdays were celebrated on February 22 and 12, respectively. Eventually, the holidays were consolidated and this holiday was marked as an opportunity to pay tribute to the contributions and accomplishments of our commanders-in-chief, both past…

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