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Traffic safety camera 30-day warning period underway

Posted January 17, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The safety cameras at State Route 92 and Foothills Drive are under a 30-day warning period through Feb. 9. The cameras will be fully operational Feb. 10. Drivers who speed and/or run the red light during the warning period will receive letters reminding them to reduce their speeds and help prevent major accidents, injuries, and…

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Army dentists fight uphill battle against sugar

Posted July 11, 2014 by Col. Georgia Roger

Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Public Health Sugar is being called “the new tobacco.” Its many forms have been linked to the increasing rates of diabetes, heart disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Army dentists have been fighting on the front lines against sugar for decades. Despite…

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 10, 2012 by anradmin

This May, our Army will observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national campaign to keep riders safe on our nation’s highways. The increasing number of registered motorcycles on Army installations shows more and more Soldiers are discovering the freedom and excitement of riding. This hobby comes with…

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Suicide prevention stand down set for Sept. 27

Posted September 20, 2012 by J.D. Leipold

WASHINGTON — In one week the Army will conduct a suicide prevention stand down worldwide to focus on promoting good health, teammate involvement, risk reduction and resilience training. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin III ordered the Sept. 27 stand down following the release of July suicide figures, which confirmed two suicides and…

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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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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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