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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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Soldier presents Active Shooter Response, Mitigation Training

Posted February 14, 2014 by Gabrielle Kuholski

Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, detachment sergeant, 18th Military Police Detachment, likes to give a disclaimer during Active Shooter Response and Mitigation training — he is not here to create world peace or to solve terrorism, stop the drug problem or rewrite well-established safety regulations.

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Take charge of heart health today, this month

Posted February 14, 2014 by Sonia Blodgett,

Today is Valentine’s Day, when many people give chocolates in heart shaped containers to those they care about. A lesser-known event associated with a certain type of diet and the heart is American Heart Month which we celebrate each February. Cardiovascular disease, which can increase the risk of having strokes and heart attacks, is the…

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Red Cross office opens on post

Posted February 7, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

Maranda Flynn Nita Freeman, in foreground, and Lonna Martinez, staff at the new American Red Cross office that officially opened Jan. 31, cut the cake following the ribbon cutting ceremony. Both women are Army spouses and will be running the office located inside the Army Community Services building on Smith Street. A ribbon cutting ceremony…

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American Red Cross had unique beginning

Posted February 7, 2014 by Scout reports

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that offers services to “prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. As the nation’s premier emergency preparedness and response organization, the Red Cross is there to help and comfort people through devastating crises…

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