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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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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted September 27, 2013 by Linda Welz

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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Healthy Base Initiative takes flight

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Lt. Col. Walter Scherer, 922nd Civil Engineer Flight, attempts flyboarding during a recent RecOn outing with Outdoor Recreation, Sep. 14 at Big Bear Lake, Calif. Scherer said the (RecOn) program “definitely helped me, my wife and daughter with the reintegration process following my nearly one-year-long separation while I was deployed to Afghanistan.” Although the RecOn…

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Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted September 27, 2013 by Timothy Williams

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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