0
comments
Health & Safety

Substance Abuse Center creates own, original curriculum

Posted March 29, 2012 by Lance Cpl. Sean Dennison

The station Drug Demand Reduction Program created a new curriculum to supplement Marine leadership with information regarding drug abuse and safety. Uppers, Downers and All-Arounders is modeled after the battalion alcohol skill intervention curriculum. Yuma is the first, and so far only, installation to have a drug program equivalent to BASIC. “Education is key to…

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

A Different Kind of Courage : Safeguarding and Enhancing Your Psychological Health

Posted June 28, 2012 by Courtesy of Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Up to 20% of veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan suffer from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and two-thirds do not seek treatment.  While PTSD is prevalent among people who have been to combat, that is not the only cause.  Traumatic events, accidents, or even the death of a loved one, can cause PTSD, and…

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

Fod-Finding Truck Helps Free Debris Off Airfield

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Over the past four months, the station has been implementing yet another piece of its overall efforts to create a Foreign Object Debris free airfield. A black petroleum-based soil stabilization solution has been sprayed on just under half (the most high traffic areas) of the station’s airfield. “This method is primarily used for FOD mitigation,”…

Full Story »

Photo by Cpl. Sean Dennison
0
comments
Health & Safety

Supplements: enhancement or professional hindrance?

Posted August 30, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

There seems to be an overwhelming question buzzing throughout the Corps, especially amongst those Marines who frequent the gym.

Full Story »

Photo by Pfc. Zach Scanlon
0
comments
Health & Safety

Station celebrates national fitness day

Posted May 31, 2012 by Pfc. Zach Scanlon

On May 23, 2012 a fitness day was held at the MCX on MCAS Yuma for Marines and their families. The event was to promote Michele Obama’s fitness month program. At this event there was a Marine...

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

Tomcats, Eagles team up against drugs

Posted November 1, 2012 by Photo by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

Sgt. Leslie Rodriguez, Marine Attack Squadron 311 career planner, plays basketball with students of Desert View Academy, during the school’s red ribbon week carnival, Oct. 26. The Marines taking part in the event had visited the school several times throughout the week, judging dress up days as part of the nation’s oldest anti-drug campaign. The…

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

Three tips for shaping a new exercise program

Posted April 5, 2012 by Ace Fitness

Three Things Every Exercise Program Should Have: A complete, safe and effective fitness program must include aerobic exercise, muscular strength and endurance conditioning, and flexibility exercise. Aerobic exercise does good things for your cardiovascular system and is an important part of weight management. Muscular conditioning can improve strength and posture, reduce the risk of low-back…

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

Prime for Life program promotes wise drinking decisions

Posted July 12, 2012 by Cpl. Aaron Diamant

For the first time, the station’s Substance Abuse Counseling Center offered Prime for Life, an early prevention course for alcohol abuse instead of only offering treatment programs, for station personnel, June 28-29. “Prime for Life is a risk reduction program,” said Kate Osborne, the station alcohol abuse prevention specialist. “The first goal of the program…

Full Story »

0
comments
Health & Safety

Marine air station keeps spice incidents at bay

Posted May 10, 2012 by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Throughout the Marine Corps, synthetic drugs like “Spice” and “bath salts” have presented Marines with yet another hazardous temptation. Drug Demand Reduction Program prevention efforts on station have helped to keep the amount of incidents on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma minimal. “We are constantly educating Marines on the risks and consequences of using synthetic…

Full Story »

Photo by Choosemyplate.gov
0
comments
Health & Safety

Choose My Plate: Nutrition facts

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story by Cpl. Shelby Shields

Getting the right amounts of daily nutrients can be a challenge, and may be the reason many people choose to turn to supplements to fill in the missing gaps. Station health educator Nikki Dallam shares easy ways to ensure healthy food choices by using the MyPlate method. “MyPlate is the new food pyramid,” said Dallam….

Full Story »

 
 


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin