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Fit for Life – Ab work, body composition myths examined

Posted July 19, 2013 by David Charles “Chazz” Owen

One of the most commonly misunderstood items in fitness is the misconceptions about body composition and abdominal work.

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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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Prevent heat or sun injuries, even outside of high-heat hours

Posted July 12, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Whether it is fun in the sun, household chores or outside work duties, the southern Arizona sun doesn’t always cooperate in people’s favor.

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101 Days of Summer campaign going strong

Posted July 5, 2013 by Rosa Peralta

The 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign, which runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day, serves to remind us that we cannot afford to lose focus on safety, either on or off duty. The summer season is a dangerous time of year for the Army, with notable increases in off-duty accidental fatalities. The 101…

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Monsoon start means break from hot weather – keep summer safety in mind

Posted July 5, 2013 by Maranda Flynn

Even though rain doesn’t typically begin in the southern Arizona area until early July, monsoon season has “officially” begun according to the National Weather Services, and safety precaution needs to be a priority.

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Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service activates here Monday

Posted June 28, 2013 by Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service

Effective Monday, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, or RWBAHC, enrollees will be able to conveniently communicate online with their primary care providers at RWBAHC via secure messaging. Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service, or AMSMS, powered by RelayHealth, brings your healthcare team to you, wherever you are, at any time of day. It allows patients…

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Wilderness walks require simple preparation for maximum enjoyment

Posted June 28, 2013 by Joan Vasey

Every year, hundreds of hikers in the United States become lost or injured and need to be rescued. During 2012, the Cochise County Search and Rescue Team was involved in 16 incidents in which they rescued 25 hikers.

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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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Protect personal information to prevent stolen identity

Posted June 7, 2013 by Gayle Olson

In 2012, identity theft was the number-one complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In 2011, Arizona was the number-one state in complaints of identity theft. Since 2003 Arizona has ranked either first or second nationally in reports of identity theft, according to the Arizona Identity Theft Coalition. Arizona was the first state…

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Tucson-based SAVAHCS receives award for performance excellence

Posted May 31, 2013 by Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

SAVAHCS Veterans Affairs Under Secretary Robert Petzel, M.D. (right) presents the Robert W. Carey “Trophy Award” for Excellence to Jonathan Gardner (center), MPA, FACHE, director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System as Robert Snyder, VA acting assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, looks on. The formal presentation, before nearly 400 people, was held…

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