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Army Wellness Center improves Soldier readiness, family health

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

According to current statistics, the bottom 25 percent of the Army has issues meeting required standards or is borderline to meeting them. Fortunately, the personnel who make up the Fort Irwin Army Wellness Center teams are highly trained, motivated professionals, who can impact Soldier readiness, improve health and help servicemembers to meet – and exceed…

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Fast facts about fire

Posted September 2, 2016 by emmauribe

Home fires • Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Only one in five home fires were reported during these hours. • One quarter of home fire deaths were caused by fires that started in the bedroom. Another quarter resulted from fires…

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Unit leaders discuss SHARP topics

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Company-level unit leaders gathered to discuss about and make recommendations in the battle against sexual assault and sexual harassment during a conference here in September. Approximately 200 Company commanders, first sergeants and platoon leaders deliberated, within five working groups, a specific problem or question. The conference was hosted by staff of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response…

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Avoid, remediate safety deficiencies at workplace

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Kim Garcia, Safety and Occupational health Specialist

Under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act, employers are required to furnish each employee a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause serious physical harm. Workplace inspections are one method to identify hazards. Building managers are a critical link in this effort. Per National Training…

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WACH Pharmacy offers Self-Care Medications

Posted October 7, 2016 by Kristen Schabert

Feeling achy, sniffly or sneezy? You could purchase cold or pain medications over-the-counter from the exchange, commissary or a local retail store… but did you know, you can also visit your local Army Medicine Pharmacy and pick up these items at no cost to you, without an appointment to see your provider? Weed Army Community…

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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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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia

Motorcycle accidents continue to be a leading cause of accidental death in the United States Army. During fiscal 2014, 34 Soldiers were killed while riding their motorcycles, a figure that represents approximately 43 percent of all private motor vehicle fatalities occurring during the year. While leader engagement and enhanced training opportunities have advanced rider safety…

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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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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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With temperatures rising, prevent heat injuries

Posted May 6, 2016 by By Kim Garcia, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist

National Training Center temperatures can soar as high as 119°F in summer months. In May the temperature will begin to climb in excess of 100°F and continue into October. The night temperatures in July and August can, at times, be in the low to mid 90s. These extreme temperatures can be dangerous, causing life threatening…

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