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Most TRICARE beneficiaries unaffected by Prime Service Area reductions

Posted April 26, 2013 by TRICARE news release

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of approximately 5 million beneficiaries eligible for Prime. The 3 percent difference, comprising about 171,000 beneficiaries, will automatically revert to the TRICARE Standard health care option on Oct. 1, 2013. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from…

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Army deaths spur successful campaign against supplements

Posted April 26, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – A “David-and-Goliath” scenario, an Army installation commander standing up to a multi-billion-dollar industry over the deaths of three of his Soldiers, has borne fruit in a national Food and Drug Administration warning and the drug maker’s decision to stop production of a controversial dietary supplement. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard, commander of Fort Bliss,…

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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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Self care strategies for athletes with IT Band Friction Syndrome

Posted April 19, 2013 by Capt. Leigh Anne Swafford

Every day at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, I see Soldiers with the diagnosis of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome.

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EFMP Respite Care provides support

Posted April 12, 2013 by ACS release

Caring for a Family member with special needs, especially severe chronic medical conditions, is an around-the-clock job. There may be no end to a caregiver’s love, but everyone who shoulders such responsibilities needs a break to rest and recharge. EFMP respite care provides that break. Qualifying Families are eligible for up to 40 hours of…

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As the weather heats up, keep summer safety in mind

Posted April 5, 2013 by Amy Sunseri

Photo by Jacqueline M. Hames Chris Gruszkos, lead instructor with the Army Traffic Safety Training Program at Fort Lee, Va., demonstrates an S-turn on a Yamaha sport cruiser at a National Capital Region Joint Motorcycle Safety Event. During this fiscal year and as of March 18, 36 Soldiers have died in motorcycle and personal vehicle…

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SHARP

Posted April 5, 2013 by

The Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, known as SHARP, exists so the Army can prevent sexual harassment and sexual assaults before they occur. Our goal is to eliminate sexual assaults and sexual harassment by creating a climate that respects the dignity of every member of the Army family. Additionally, we strive to: Reduce…

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RWBAHC Allergy Clinic offers a variety of services

Posted April 5, 2013 by RWBAHC release

Photo courtesy RWBAHC The RWBAHC Allergy/Immunization clinic offers procedures as follows: skin testing for foods, environmental allergens, bee and fire ant stings, immunotherapy (allergy shots), pulmonary function testing, and broncho-dialator nebulization treatments. The Allergy Clinic at Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center offers a wide range of services and strives to provide the highest quality…

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CID Warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

Posted March 8, 2013 by Criminal Investigation Command

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning both the Army community and the public about a new internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials. Cyber-criminals are attempting to impersonate members of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command via email, stating that they are…

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RWBAHC offers TBI treatment

Posted March 1, 2013 by Raymond W. Bliss

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been called the “signature injury” of more than 11 years of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Injuries Soldiers receive downrange can originate from improvised explosive devices, rocket-propelled grenades, mortars, gun blasts, accidents, and equipment failure. Many service members have experienced multiple deployments due to the length of war, translating…

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