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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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Dietary supplements: Safety still an issue, better options available

Posted September 5, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Soldier is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Soldiers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Soldiers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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Cost of DUIs runs high

Posted December 13, 2012 by Sierra Vista Police Department

With the holiday season come the holiday parties. As with most social gatherings, alcohol is part of the festivities. Most people partake in moderation, or think they do. Studies show the average person will have a blood alcohol level above the .08 legal limit by consuming just two beers or two mixed drinks in an…

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Dental clinic here provides dental health services, follows safe practices

Posted June 21, 2013 by Gabrielle Kuholski

In recent years, many studies have come out linking oral health to overall health. According to Col. Kendall Ray, Runion Dental Clinic dentist, there is truth to these studies.

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Join fight against drunk, drugged driving

Posted December 13, 2013 by Rosa Peralta-Imamura

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving, or 3D, Prevention Month. Fort Huachuca’s Army Substance Abuse Program, or ASAP, staff is implementing the 3D campaign on post to make personnel aware of the consequences and costs of “Drunk and Drugged Driving” and to keep our community safe. During fiscal year 2013, 57 cases of “driving…

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Unit representatives learn about suicide intervention

Posted June 6, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Suicide Prevention Program Trainer Ben Bauman facilitates the Ask, Care, Escort — Suicide Intervention training at Murr Community Center May 28. The purpose of ACE-SI training is to “train-the-trainer” so they can go back to their organizations or units and teach the suicide intervention course to small groups in order to give them the benefit…

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Trick-or-treat hours set for Fort Huachuca Oct. 31

Posted October 17, 2014 by Directorate of Emergency Services

Fort Huachuca Halloween trick-or-treating will take place Oct. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. for children under 14. Children 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Standard access requirements for the installation remain in effect. This includes the requirement that everyone 16 and over entering the installation provide a valid picture identification and…

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Live safely with bears on Fort Huachuca

Posted March 29, 2012 by Mark McCabe

Fort Huachuca is located in what is considered good black bear habitat. Bears are used to the area and capable of living here successfully without human intervention. However, occasionally bears will wander into the housing or other cantonment areas in search of an easy meal. People must be proactive…

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During emergencies, FH can provide mass warnings, notifications

Posted August 9, 2012 by Story by Natalie Lakosil

Mass warning and notification systems play an important role on military installations.

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Retired NFL player speaks about seeking help for mental illness

Posted September 27, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Retired national football league player and mixed martial arts fighter, Herschel Walker, visited Fort Huachuca Sept. 20 to discuss the importance of seeking help for mental illness. Walker, who is diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder or multiple personalities, visits installations, speaking with Soldiers about the importance of asking for help. “There is no shame in…

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