Health

KMC flu season is in full swing

Courtesy of 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Military medical treatment facilities are seeing an increase in influenza-type illness this flu season, which officially runs through May, in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

March 9, 2017 ×
Photo by Michael K. Beaton
Natalee Fitzpatrick, a certified Health Educator at the Army Wellness Center Bavaria, conducts a patient health assessment with Staff Sgt. Michael Edwards, a Soldier assigned to the 7th Army Training Command, Feb. 2. Fitzpatrick took time to explain the health assessment procedures to Edwards, including the futuristic Bod Pod, a system that accurately measures body composition by determining body volume and body weight.

Army Wellness Centers can help turn resolution into commitment

by Ashley Patoka Regional Health Command Europe

Many people resolve to start the New Year off on the right foot, get healthy, workout more and watch what they eat. These goals can often be hard to keep up with, but they don’t have to be with some help from an Army Wellness Center.

February 16, 2017 ×

February is American Heart Month

by Maj. Asia L. Roberson 86th Medical Group

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease, which includes heart disease, hypertension and stroke, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

February 2, 2017 ×
Photo by Lana K/Shutterstock.com

Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

by Katie F. Boltuch Contributing writer

The fall season is in full swing with winter rapidly approaching. The desire to stay put in your warm home on your comfy couch probably sounds more appealing than going out in chilly weather. Less daylight and colder temperatures tend to have most of us retreat inside accompanied by the latest Netflix series with some warm cocoa or Gluehwein. Sounds nice, right?

November 24, 2016 ×

Workout smart: Nutrition first, supplements last

by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As Airmen strive to build muscle mass, increase speed and endurance, and improve overall health, supplements that are promised to provide drastic results can become the go-to for those looking to gain an edge.

October 27, 2016 ×

KMC health care providers prepare for flu vaccinations

Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

Army and Air Force medical officials are developing plans for all service members, family members, Department of Defense civilians and other eligible beneficiaries in the KMC to receive the flu vaccination. Multiple flu vaccination opportunities will be available throughout the KMC. Times, dates and locations will be publicized once the flu schedule is finalized.

September 22, 2016 ×
Bus, road safety key to safe school year

Bus, road safety key to safe school year

By Senior Airman Nesha Humes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The school year is approaching, and the 86th Airlift Wing Safety office wants to remind Kaiserslautern Military Community members to advise children on safety concerns during their commute to school.

August 25, 2016 ×
86 MDOS hosts rehabilitation classes

86 MDOS hosts rehabilitation classes

Photos by Senior Airman Nesha Humes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
August 25, 2016 ×

by Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

  Whether you’re a new arrival to USAG Rheinland-Pfalz or a longtime resident, there are new access to care initiatives and existing quality services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center you should know about, to include: Enhanced Access Clinic The Enhanced Access Clinic opened in March to better serve our TRICARE […]

August 25, 2016 ×

Community Corner — August 26, 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » A Military Life Cycle Briefing: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC TUESDAY » eintegration Briefing: 9 to 10:30 a.m., IDRC » redeployment Briefing: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC […]

August 25, 2016 ×