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Ask the Doc: Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion — what’s the difference?

Ask the Doc: Heat stroke vs. heat exhaustion — what’s the difference?

Dear Doc: During a recent run in the hot weather, I started to feel dizzy and got a headache. Could this be heat exhaustion or heat stroke? Can you please explain the difference between the two so that my buddies and I can learn ways to prevent heat-related injuries in […]

July 22, 2022 ×

Features, Health

Tips for enjoying outdoor activities as summer arrives

Tips for enjoying outdoor activities as summer arrives

With summer officially arriving in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s time to get outside. There are many safe ways to stay active, maintain readiness, and enjoy the outdoors. Plus, “there’s so much research on the effect that just being out in the sun and being out of doors and engaging in […]

July 15, 2022 ×

Health

Doctors recommend sunscreen for all skin complexions

Doctors recommend sunscreen for all skin complexions

Individuals with darker skin complexions, or skin of color, are sometimes less likely to use sunscreens and protect themselves from excessive sunlight, dermatologists say. But the dangers of too much sunlight — from sunspots to skin cancer — are real risks for everyone regardless of skin complexion, doctors say. Research […]

July 8, 2022 ×

Events, Health

Enjoying Community Events with your Sensitive Child

Enjoying Community Events with your Sensitive Child

Summer is here and it is time for festivals, fairs and fireworks displays! That sounds like a blast to most folks, but when you have a sensitive child the fun can be touch and go. If your child has a sensory processing disorder, an autism spectrum disorder or simply has […]

July 1, 2022 ×

Health

Learning how to ‘stop the bleed’

Learning how to ‘stop the bleed’

According to Bleedingcontrol.org, “uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.” In San Antonio, there is an ongoing effort to train as many people as possible on how to control bleeding to increase the chances for victim survival. Brandy Martinez, Brooke Army Medical Center injury prevention […]

June 17, 2022 ×

Features, Health

A history of the combat helmet, quest to prevent injuries

A history of the combat helmet, quest to prevent injuries

As a critical piece of a warfighter’s protective gear, the combat helmet has vastly improved over the years as new technology and better designs have reduced the risk of fatal blows and traumatic brain injuries. The earliest combat helmets were made from bronze and used to protect soldiers from swords […]

June 17, 2022 ×

Health

An addition to the Family — birth registry in Landstuhl

An addition to the Family — birth registry in Landstuhl

Having a baby is an exciting time in the life of a young family.  If your child is born in Germany, then there are a number of steps to keep in mind to ensure proper documentation and for the application of a passport. The Registry Office (Standes-amt) in Landstuhl is […]

June 17, 2022 ×

Health, KMC Notices

Avoid release of pharmaceuticals into environment – protect waters

How does pharmaceutical residue get into our waters? Carelessness and incorrect disposal of drugs down the drain or toilet increase the concentration of this chemical cocktail in our waste water. Medicines are not fully absorbed by the body. In part they are chemically unchanged when excreted. Ointments are rinsed off […]

June 17, 2022 ×

Health

21 STB, TSC hosts Suicide Prevention and Resiliency training, “I care…we care”

21 STB, TSC hosts Suicide Prevention and Resiliency training, “I care…we care”

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command hosts Suicide Prevention training highlighting the “I Care…We Care” campaign. The event includes Soldiers and civilians addressing concerns and provides resources to leaders to help them manage the Army’s most valuable resource, its people. Leaders learn how to actively engage in practices that encourage and […]

June 3, 2022 ×

Health

Sunnier days are here — LRMC provides skin cancer screenings

Sunnier days are here — LRMC provides skin cancer screenings

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70, making it is the most common cancer in the U.S. To help raise awareness of protecting and preventing skin cancer, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Dermatology Clinic provided free skin cancer screenings for 240 DOD civilians, retirees, and […]

May 26, 2022 ×