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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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Rabid animals reported — pet owners advised to use caution

Posted April 11, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The City of Sierra Vista’s Nancy J. Brua Animal Care Center, or ACC, is cautioning pet owners about possible rabid wild animals in and around Santa Cruz County, which recently declared quarantine. In Santa Cruz County, 24 skunks and four bats have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. The quarantine, passed by the…

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FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

Posted April 4, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn At the completion of the Walk of Respect at Warrior-Sentinel Field Tuesday, Mag. Gen. Robert Ashley, commanding general, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, and Brig. Gen. Peter Gallagher, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command acting commander, salute each unit as the Soldiers return to formation. The Fort Huachuca community…

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Parents urged to help prevent teen sexting

Posted April 4, 2014 by City of Sierra Vista

The Sierra Vista Police Department has investigated several sexting reports in the past two months and urges parents to get involved and help prevent teens from making a mistake that could haunt them for the rest of their lives. Sexting is sending sexually explicit pictures or messages primarily by text messaging with cell phones. Research…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month ‘Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.’

Posted March 28, 2014 by Rosa Peralta-Imamura

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., or NCADD, sponsors Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding, reduce stigma and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. For the 28th Anniversary of NCADD Alcohol Awareness Month, NCADD has chosen the theme “Help for Today….

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FH leaders help raise cancer awareness

Posted March 28, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

If you are getting déjà vu from purple toilets sitting in yards around the fort, don’t be alarmed — it’s that time of year again. For the second year, Fort Huachuca senior leaders are showing their support by participating in the American Cancer Society “Flush Away Cancer” campaign by moving a purple commode from yard…

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Natick study examines effects of stress on Soldiers’ immune systems, cognitive ability

Posted March 28, 2014 by Bob Reinert

Bob Reinert A study being conducted by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Massachusetts is examining how sleep restriction affects wound healing and whether nutritional supplements can help offset the effects. In a sub-study, Soldiers such as Pvt. Daniel Pardo did virtual marksmanship training in the middle…

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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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Fire season here, think ‘safety’ outdoors

Posted March 21, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Tanja Linton In May 2013, U.S. Forest Service personnel successfully conducted a 13-acre controlled burn in an area located between Ranges 8 and 9 on Fort Huachuca. These controlled burns take place in fire-prone areas in an effort to reduce the amount of dry grass and brush that can feed wildfires. Spring is here, bringing…

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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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