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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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Protect your home from wildfire

Posted July 12, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention

In part two of a four-part series running over the next few weeks, the members of the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention share information on how to protect the home inside and out during a wild fire.

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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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Physical fitness and nutrition – key elements of good health

Posted May 17, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Since 1984, May has been recognized Army-wide as National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and Fort Huachuca plays an active role in promoting and participating in the many events held to raise awareness of the benefits of exercising and eating better.

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Protect yourself — get your flu vaccine

Posted October 25, 2013 by

There will be mass vaccination sites scheduled as vaccine supply becomes available. MEDDAC encourages people to use the mass vaccination sites for their annual flu shot so that staffing and supply can be organized.

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ACS addresses autism, volunteers, resiliency

Posted April 11, 2014 by Audrey Peterson-Hosto

April is Autism Awareness Month One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, a 30 percent increase from one in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released March 27 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. April is Autism Awareness Month and is necessary to inform the…

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Paper shredders can be dangerous work horse

Posted April 5, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department Fire Prevention Office

People use paper shredders at home or business offices to destroy confidential documents, protect personal information and prevent identify theft. According to CBS News’ “Early Show” consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen, Americans spent $400 million dollars on paper shredders in 2010 alone.

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UXOs are potential hidden hazard

Posted August 23, 2012 by Scout reports

Army safety officials want everyone to know about, and especially for parents to teach children about, the dangers of unexploded ordinance and about off-limits areas on their installation. Unexploded ordnance includes munitions that have been fired but failed to function properly — a “dud.” For some children, the lure of unexploded ordnance is difficult to…

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Take care of self, family during flu season

Posted January 19, 2013 by Beth McMillan

The flu season is here and there has been an increase in the number of people diagnosed with Influenza, especially on the East Coast of the United States. Locally, the majority of the patients who have presented to Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, are younger children and adults who have not received…

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather – keep summer safety in mind

Posted July 5, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona area until early July, monsoon season has “officially” begun according to the National Weather Services, and safety precaution needs to be a priority.

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