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Facts about home holiday fires

Posted December 6, 2013 by Inspector Timothy Williams

The holiday season is usually a happy season. However, if you take a short cut where safety is concerned, it could turn tragic. One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical problems. Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. Reported…

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Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted November 27, 2013 by Health.mil staff

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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Healthy Base Initiative: Favorite fall & holiday recipes

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Don’t overstuff yourself this holiday season! Fall and winter cooking don’t have to be calorie-packed thanks to the latest Operation Live Well e-book. The Department of Defense’s wellness initiative just published its fifth e-book, featuring some of the Operation Live Well team’s favorite fall and holiday recipes. The 49-page booklet includes healthier options for fall…

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Healthy Base Initiative encourages tobacco cessation; Great American Smokeout is good start

Posted November 15, 2013 by

The following is from www.militaryonesource.mil/hbi?content_id=270715: Tobacco use is costly. While there is a significant financial loss due to tobacco use, the cost to a user’s health is the most critical cost of using tobacco products. Users may develop increased blood pressure and heart rate, stoke, periodontal disease, chronic lung disease, various cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted November 15, 2013 by John Martin

As with many holidays, fire incidents increase on Thanksgiving Day. Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), considers turkey fryers to be dangerous and present numerous hazards to consumers. Last year, nearly 4,300 fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day, causing 15 deaths and property damage in excess of $27 million. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of residential…

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The U.S. top ten consumer complaints

Posted November 15, 2013 by AnhTuan Dang

(This article was adapted from a North American Consumer Protection Investigators press release.) According to the latest report from the annual survey of state and local consumer protection agencies conducted by Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and the North American Consumer Protection Investigators (NACPI), consumer problems related to the recession continue to plague the nation….

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted November 1, 2013 by

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL

Posted November 1, 2013 by

  Surge Protection Devices Manufactured Before 2003 Some surge protection devices can overheat under abnormal electrical conditions, posing a possible fire risk to persons and property 7 Series Surge Strip   8 Series Surge Strip Q. How do I know if I have a recalled unit? 1. Look for bar code label on bottom of…

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Fitness is more fun when it’s FREE!

Posted October 11, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

Last week the fitness center was closed on base due to the government shutdown, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on a workout or spend money on a gym membership. Activities provided by services, and in surrounding areas of the base, can help you stay active while having fun. The best part…

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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted October 4, 2013 by Frank Pavone

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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