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Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during colder weather

Posted January 9, 2015 by Steven Munsell,

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because one cannot see it or smell it, it can kill people before they are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is one of the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. Carbon monoxide is a product of incomplete combustion. Therefore, anything…

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2015 might be good time to quit nicotine use

Posted January 9, 2015 by Stephanie Caffall

With tobacco use accounting for at least 30 percent of all cancer deaths, causing 87 percent of lung cancer deaths in men, and 70 percent of lung cancer deaths in women, it’s no wonder that many people may wish to quit smoking and may have made it their New Year’s Resolution. Studies show that a…

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Two committees help FH community make wise choices

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

The Healthy Community Wellness Committee and Healthy Workforce Wellness Committees are two groups that have been set-up to work on policies and initiatives that nest under the Community Health Promotion Council. The Healthy Community Wellness Committee sets priorities and implements environmental changes and social supports that facilitate healthy living and promotes resiliency in Families, retirees,…

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Designated smoking areas meant to protect everyone’s rights

Posted January 9, 2015 by Audrey Sienkiewicz

Army Health Promotion, Army Regulation 600-63, 7-3, is the policy for controlling tobacco use. The AR 600-63 is what guides Fort Huachuca to be successful with tobacco control and reducing secondhand smoke on post. In 2015, installation officials are working to get Fort Huachuca into compliance with the Army Health Promotion regulation. Smoking or the…

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Healthy diet changes preferred over fad diets

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sonia Blodgett,

I can remember when the Atkins diet, which initially gained popularity in the 1970s, had a resurgence in popularity in the early 2000s. I was working at a hospital at the time and several overweight employees went on the Atkins diet to lose weight. They consumed a lot of low carb proteins which were frequently…

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HOLIDAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted December 19, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

The end of the year is a great time to take a moment to reflect on our many accomplishments at Fort Huachuca and as an Army. I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication as we continue to build on our accomplishments and enhance America’s fighting force. Many of us will be…

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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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Mortar located, disposed of properly on FH

Posted December 5, 2014 by Tanja Linton

An explosive ordnance disposal team from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, safely detonated a World War II-era 81mm mortar on Tuesday at 10:43 a.m. in Area H, Slaughterhouse Wash, at the end of the Libby Army Airfield runway. A rider on horseback reported a sighting of the unexploded ordnance to fort personnel on Monday. If…

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Prevent weight gain during holiday season

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sonia Blodgett

One of the most common weight management challenges for Americans every year is preventing weight gain during the holiday season.

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THANKSGIVING DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted November 26, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

Thanksgiving is a day set aside to pause, reflect and give thanks for the gifts of peace, freedom and opportunity we share as Americans. Holiday weekends provide a well-earned respite from work and an opportunity for travel to visit Family and friends. However, increased travel means increased exposure to the hazards associated with heavy holiday…

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