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Four ways to lower risk of heart disease

Posted February 8, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the United States, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high…

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Monsoon season creates increased motorcycle hazards

Posted July 12, 2013 by Fort Huachuca Safety Office

Monsoon season is here and brings increased riding hazards for motorcyclists and potential for accidents. Riders should know – and practice – proper risk management. Take precautions before riding bikes in rainy weather as several factors will affect the machine’s performance and make riding unsafe. Some of these conditions are slippery roads, low visibility, potholes,…

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It’s not too late — resolve to get fit this year

Posted January 17, 2014 by David “Chazz” Owen

Countless memes exist about vacant gyms in December of each year compared to a 30-person world wrestling match as a metaphor for fitness centers come January.

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INDEPENDENCE DAY SAFETY MESSAGE

Posted July 3, 2014 by ROBERT P. ASHLEY

On the 4th of July Americans everywhere celebrate the independence of our great Nation. Many will commemorate our country’s freedom with cookouts, parades, concerts, and firework displays. While we celebrate our Nation’s independence, we must not forget that the freedoms we enjoy have come with a heavy price. I ask all of you to reflect…

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Hot days, dry winds mean ‘fire season’ is here

Posted June 21, 2012 by Fort Huachuca Fire Department

With the memory of last year’s Monument Fire fresh in people’s minds and a high probability for fire-related weather and events again this year, now is the time to prepare for “fire season.”

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Don’t turn your back on domestic violence

Posted October 11, 2012 by Allitra Williams

The month of October is observed as Domestic Violence Prevention and Awareness Month across the nation. Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, or IPV, is an issue that continues to affect lives across the country and in our military. IPV is not a pleasant subject to discuss but vitally important to bring awareness…

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Don’t get sidelined by sports injuries

Posted April 19, 2013 by Tim Bushman, Phillip Garrett, Keith Hauret, Tyson Grier, Bruce Jones

Injuries are the biggest health problem in the United States Army and are the leading cause of non-battle injuries and medical evacuations. About 60 percent of Soldiers are injured each year, resulting in a little over 1 million medical visits annually due to musculoskeletal injuries. Roughly half of the Soldiers experiencing an injury were injured…

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National Suicide Prevention Week, World Suicide Prevention Day and Army Suicide Prevention Month, 3013 Shoulder to Shoulder: Standing Ready and Resilient

Posted September 13, 2013 by

The United States Army remains the strength of our Nation and has demonstrated remarkable skill and professionalism over the past 12 years of combat operations. Nevertheless, the stress of military service, the remaining strain placed on relationships and Families, and injuries and illnesses suffered by some have challenged our resiliency. Individual responses to these challenges…

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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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Wildfires — what to do after returning home

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Inspector Ben Lomas

In this final part of a four-part series on wildland fire survival and preparedness, the Fort Huachuca Office of Fire Prevention shares information on what to do after a wildfire.

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