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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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New law requires TRICARE beneficiaries to refill some drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or pay full cost

Posted September 4, 2015 by

Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires that all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are those you take…

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Fire Prevention Week: check smoke alarms

Posted September 4, 2015 by Provided by Tina Rhodes

During fire prevention week, Oct. 4-10, the Fort Irwin Fire Prevention Bureau will be sharing important safety tips with Fort Irwin and surrounding communities regarding fire awareness, fire prevention, as well as home fire safety – home fires being the leading cause of loss of life and property. This year’s theme is “Hear The Beep…

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Army advances PTSD, other cognitive research through latest partnership

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The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and Helius Medical Technologies, Inc., from Newton, Penn., have partnered to expand on early research that could mean new interventions for improving Soldier readiness and resilience, as well as reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

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Stay Healthy and Hydrated with Hidden Sources of Water

Posted August 5, 2016 by

As summer continues here in the Mojave, health experts at Weed Army Community Hospital remind everyone of the importance of staying hydrated. But, did you know there are other ways to up your water intake without just guzzling from the water fountain? Healthcare providers are quick to remind you that human bodies are made up…

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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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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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Health Related Behaviors Survey launches worldwide

Posted January 8, 2016 by By TRICARE.mil staff

Active duty servicemembers will be randomly selected to represent their service branch and complete an anonymous Health Related Behaviors Survey. The survey, accessed online, takes about 40 minutes to complete. The HRBS is used to measure health-related behaviors and lifestyles of military personnel that have the potential to impact readiness. Participation in the survey is…

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Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Posted July 28, 2017 by Joseph Lacdan

The Army has more obese Soldiers than ever before, and to address the problem, senior Army leaders discussed a holistic approach that includes vegan options at dining facilities and box breakfasts at fitness centers.

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Army implements new fitness standards for recruits and MOS transfers

Posted January 6, 2017 by David Vergun

On Jan. 3, the Army began administering the Occupational Physical Assessment Test, or OPAT, to all recruits to assess their fitness for military occupational specialties.

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