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Treat underlying cause of insomnia to resolve sleep problems

Posted October 3, 2014 by Maj. Robin Shelton,

The focus of the Army Performance Triad is on Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition – key actions that influence health in the “Lifespace” of time that isn’t spent with a healthcare provider. Insomnia can be torturous. It is one of the most common sleep disorders reported among Soldiers with sleep problems. According to research, 54 percent…

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Women and the effects of alcohol

Posted April 26, 2012 by Valencia R. Barnes

It is estimated that approximately 4 million women in the United States are heavy drinkers. Heavy drinker is defined as drinking in a way that threatens one’s health, safety and general well being. Here are a few facts regarding women and alcohol: 1. Intoxicated women put themselves at a greater risk for…

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Healthy smiles, healthy kids!

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. Kristy Hayes

Capt. Kristy Hayes One of the many unique benefits that Families have at Fort Irwin is the available resource of a Pediatric Dentist on post. Q: Who is eligible for treatment with the Pediatric Dentist? A: Dependent children, from birth to 8 years of age and currently residing at Fort Irwin, are eligible for treatment….

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Stay on top of RSV

Posted April 5, 2013 by Maj. Veronica Law AN,

It’s RSV time again – the time of year that many infants and young children become ill from this particular type of virus. Respiratory Syncytial (pronounced sin-SISH-uhl) Virus, or RSV for short, is a respiratory virus that infects the lungs and breathing passages. For most healthy older children and adults, it results in cold-like symptoms…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted March 10, 2014 by Chris Woodruff

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than two milligrams per liter (mg/L) of fluoride may…

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Tricare Online update

Posted June 21, 2012 by Capt. Jason Kim

Several years ago, Army Medical Command launched an initiative called Tricare Online, which allows beneficiaries to book their own primary care appointments online.  The TOL system has undergone a few revisions and updates over the years.  Our local staff at Weed Army Community Hospital has worked with the national TOL folks to improve the Weed…

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Breast cancer the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women

Posted October 18, 2012 by Lt. Col. Crystal House

Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterized by abnormal cells that grow and affect healthy cells in the body. Sometimes, the process of cell growth goes wrong and new cells form at an abnormal, accelerated rate. Some other forms of cancer involve old or damaged cells that do not die as…

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Tips for a safe school year

Posted August 2, 2013 by Kim Garcia

Traveling to and from school Walking to school • Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic; carefully consider whether or not your child is ready…

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TRICARE online saves time

Posted June 6, 2014 by MEDDAC

TRICARE Online (TOL) is designated for TRICARE Prime patients currently enrolled at a military treatment facility, and is designed to make scheduling and/or cancelling appointments within the military health system easier and more convenient. TOL is a secure Department of Defense Web portal, with patient-focused access to: Round the clock appointment scheduling (Never be put…

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Kids Caught Being Safe: The Easterlings

Posted March 28, 2012 by anradmin

Sapphira, Ananias, Leoydas and Phantasy Easterling were “caught being safe” by representatives of the Garrison Safety Office. Garrison Safety was so impressed with the manner in which dad was supervising his children at play, the entire group was recognized for their diligence to playing safe. Great job…

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