Health & Safety

Help available for those grieving loss of friend, loved one

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Elaine Valentine, LCSW

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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Vaccines are not just for kids

Posted August 21, 2015 by

All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization is especially important for older adults and for adults with chronic conditions such as asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), diabetes or heart disease. Immunization is also important for anyone…

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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Posted March 6, 2015 by (compiled by Linda Welz from www.Cancer.gov)

Colon cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the colon. The colon is part of the body’s digestive system. The digestive system removes and processes nutrients (vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and water) from foods and helps pass waste material out of the body. The digestive system is…

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The Biggest Luzer

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Planning on gaining a few pounds during the holidays? You’re in luck! The March Fitness Center is hosting the Biggest Luzer competition, starting Jan. 4, 2016, for all Defense Department ID card holders, including military retirees, dependents 18 years and older (and out of high school), and eligible contractors. The objective of the three-month-long, Biggest…

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Hospital Corpsmen save lives in more ways than one

Posted January 29, 2016 by

U.S. Navy photo/LT Mckinley Kim Hospital Corpsman Alexander M. Tetelepta, a Selected Reservist at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Moreno Valley, California, donates blood for the American Red Cross during his drill weekend, Jan. 10, 2016. The NOSC Moreno Valley is the administrative readiness center for more than 350 Selected Reservists throughout Southern California.

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Know mammogram facts

Posted October 15, 2015 by from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website

A mammogram is an X-ray picture of the breast. Doctors use a mammogram to look for early signs of breast cancer. Regular mammograms are the best tests doctors have to find breast cancer early, sometimes up to three years before it can be felt. When their breast cancer is found early, many women go on…

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Stress can kill: learn to manage it in healthy way

Posted May 8, 2015 by by Lt. Col. Tony Blain (Dr. Blain)

Stress is the psychological and physical reaction to the demands of life, and it affects different people in different ways. Although everyone experiences stress to some degree, some handle it very well while others not so well. Stress can be physically and mentally harmful to your body. Without getting too technical, stress activates the body’s…

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Dietary supplements: How safe are they really?

Posted February 27, 2015 by by Col. Brendan Donoghue, DDS

Walk into a health food store today and you can be overwhelmed by shelves piled with dietary supplements. What’s going on? For the past ten years the popularity of dietary supplements has increased steadily. Supplements are a big money industry. In 2012 global sales reached $20 billion, and according to the National Business Journal, are…

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Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more) preparing for the FA! There has got to be a cure, and I think I…

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