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National Children’s Dental Health Month begins Saturday

Posted January 31, 2014 by Col. Julio Gonzalo, III

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children’s dental health. This year’s theme is “Join the Super Smile Team!” with the program encouraging youth to floss and brush by introducing them to a group of…

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Reading to babies is vital to brain development

Posted July 11, 2014 by Victoria Yarbrough

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading to my brother, sister and me. She would read to us before naptime, and the whole Family gathered together before bed to listen to a story. I loved this time and taught myself to read by memorizing the words she spoke and matching them to what was on the page.

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Lose cigarettes, e-cigs Thursday during Great American Smokeout

Posted November 14, 2014 by Joan Vasey

Fort Huachuca smokers and electronic nicotine delivery device users have an opportunity next week to quit smoking — even if it’s only for one day. On Thursday tobacco users across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. They may use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan…

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Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

Posted March 27, 2015 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — During National Nutrition Month in March, “we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals,” said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” she said. The Performance Triad focuses on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition…

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Synthetic designer drugs — are they here to stay?

Posted July 5, 2012 by By John Moore, Sr.,

Synthetic designer drugs — are they here to stay? Yes, it seems they are! Many have heard about the man-made drugs, Spice and Bath Salts, but how much do people really know about these relatively new synthetic products?

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‘Yikes! Is this turkey done or not?’

Posted November 15, 2012 by Kay Blakley,

FORT LEE, Va. — Seeing pink when slicing into your beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced they are. Follow these few tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the…

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Safety Fair spreads awareness on summer precautions, health, wellness

Posted May 10, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Fort Huachuca personnel and residents had the opportunity to learn a variety of safety, health and wellness tips on Tuesday at the Safety Fair held at Barnes Field House.

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Breast cancer awareness may save life of person you know, love

Posted October 25, 2013 by Maj. Holly Shenefiel

According to the Centers for Disease Control, one out of eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer sometime during her life. In the United States this year, more than 230,000 women were diagnosed. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and offers an opportunity to learn more about the disease. Many factors increase one’s…

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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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Army Suicide Prevention Month

Posted September 5, 2014 by Army Substance Abuse Program

The Army has extended observance of National Suicide Prevention Week to the entire month of September. The theme for 2014 is “Enhancing Resiliency — Strengthening our Professionals.” Fort Huachuca suicide prevention activities include: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 23 and 30: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. — Ask, Care, Escort, ACE, Suicide Prevention Training at Murr Community Center….

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