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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Posted August 1, 2014 by Capt. Liza Bortz

Images from www. army.mil The month of August brings everyone closer to the start of school, college and the 2014-15 flu season. So why add another “to do” to the list and get our vaccinations? Because we can reduce the risk of illness when we do! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

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Plan Before You Sweat

Posted April 12, 2012 by By Art Powell

Outdoor activities are popular during warm weather, but physical injuries can put you or your Family members on the sidelines during the fun. According to the U.S. Army Public Health Command, musculoskeletal injuries are a leading contributor to the estimated 25 million limited duty days logged in the Army during an average year. Many of…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted August 30, 2012 by BG Terry Ferrell

Suicides in our ranks continue to be a critical challenge for our Army Family; and the numbers are simply staggering! In the first 155 days of the year, 154 of our fellow service members took their own lives. In July alone, 26 active-duty Soldiers took their own lives; 50 percent more than the number of…

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These bath salts will not soften anything in your life

Posted February 1, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

YOU’VE SEEN THE VIDEO: Two of these images are from a video PSA the United States Navy made to warn the military community about the dangers of using bath salts. In the video, a Sailor snorts a thick, white line of the drug, vomits and then suffers demonic hallucinations. After attacking his girlfriend on a…

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The importance of appointment accountability

Posted January 10, 2014 by Pfc. Jodie Wagner

Medical appointments are critical to the continued performance of Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The staff members of our medical facilities work hard to provide medical attention to Soldiers and family members, so it is extremely important to ensure medical appointments are kept. There are many reasons why maintaining accountability for…

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Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Tiffany Root,

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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Spice, ‘bath salts’ prohibited in Army

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

The Army’s not compromising when it comes to Spice and other synthetic drugs. Spice — also known by names such as K2, Spice Gold, Bliss, and Solar Flare — is a synthetic drug made by spraying a manmade version of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, onto dried herbs. The last several...

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Knowing your Soldiers key to identifying suicidal signals

Posted October 4, 2012 by Maj. Vahag Vartanian

Family members, friends, military leaders play a key role in circumventing suicide, as they are the ones who first notice a person’s struggles September is the designated National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. However, everyday should be looked at as a day of suicide prevention and awareness. This is especially true in the military community,…

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Life of the party, death on the streets

Posted May 3, 2013 by Dave Key

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The following is some information to consider before you begin enjoying beverages at home or at an event: • Prior to drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver when…

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Aiming to reduce stigma of TBI

Posted March 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

National Brain Injury Awareness Month a time to get informed, get treatment In order for more individuals to seek treatment for traumatic brain injuries, the social stigma associated with that “invisible wound” must be reduced. That is the message Maj. Shirley Daniel, chief and program manager of the TBI/Concussive Injury Clinic at Weed Army Community…

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