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Here are the details on the new combat tourniquet

Posted October 12, 2016 by Ellen Crown

Makers of the Combat Application Tourniquet™ have updated the design of the widely used tourniquet. The update has resulted in two different versions of the tourniquet currently in use in the field.

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Appointment cancellation? Be sure to call It In! Don’t be an appointment “No Show”

Posted September 4, 2015 by

What happens when you’re a No-Show for an appointment? A valuable service is wasted – service that could benefit another member of the community, or even your loved ones. If you need to cancel an appointment, call ahead at (866) 957-9224, so your appointment can be given to another patient. Remember that if you miss…

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Defeat Monster Mouth!

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Maj. Kristy Hayes, DMD, Pediatric Dentist

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to see kids smile! Here are some tips to help keep those smiles sparkling. Brush: Brushing twice daily with toothpaste that contains fluoride is an important part of your child’s routine. Fluoridated toothpaste may be used as early as…

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If a disaster strikes, are you prepared?

Posted November 6, 2015 by Submitted by Kim Garcia, Safety Office

Disaster can strike without warning, forcing you, your family, and animals to go for days without basic necessities or to evacuate your home. You need to be prepared! Relief workers will be on the scene following a disaster, but may not be able to reach you immediately. Knowing some simple tips can greatly reduce the…

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Maintenance Mayhem – Breaking the Cycle

Posted May 12, 2017 by Lori Yerdon

Army photograph Although the number of Army accidental fatalities has steadily declined over the past several years, Soldiers are still injuring themselves in preventable accidents. Ever heard the saying, “Be sure to use the right tool for the right job?” That’s sound advice in the Army since most military occupational specialties rely heavily on equipment…

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Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line can help

Posted September 4, 2015 by

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist, but a registered nurse…

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Health concerns while traveling? Call the Nurse Advice Line wherever you are!

Posted November 6, 2015 by

The leaves are turning orange and red, and it’s time to store the flip-flops and tank tops, but that doesn’t mean travel season is over. Fall is here, and that means weekend trips and holidays for the military family. If you and your family have a medical problem while traveling this fall you can call…

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TRICARE News

Posted January 5, 2018 by

Weed Army Community Hospital will be holding a community healthcare forum for all TRICARE beneficiaries in the conference room located at 390 North Loop, Jan. 17. TRICARE beneficiaries across the board experienced significant changes to TRICARE beginning January 1. These changes come with the enactment of a new law passed by Congress in December 2016…

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Sleep issues bedeviling Soldiers’ health

Posted October 13, 2015 by By David Vergun

WASHINGTON (Sept. 10) – “I didn’t realize that all this time I’ve been in a formation of drunks,” the noncommissioned officer, or NCO, told Lt. Col. Kate E. Van Arman. The NCO was referring to a quote Van Arman repeated to him from her top boss, Surgeon General of the Army Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho:…

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