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Giant Hogweed sows seeds of discomfort in Germany

Giant Hogweed sows seeds of discomfort in Germany

by Juergen Schwarz
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Safety Office

Enormous plants that cause painful burns, scarring and blindness may sound like something from a science-fiction movie, but they are real and have been found in Enkenbach-Alsenborn and the Glantal at district of Kusel, Germany. Giant Hogweed or Heracleum mantegazzianum is a noxious weed that can grow up to 18 […]

August 9, 2018 ×

Health, News

New top enlisted advisor joins LRMC

New top enlisted advisor joins LRMC

by Stacy M. Sanning
Regional Health Command Europe

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center welcomed its new command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony with Command Sgt. Maj. Thurman Reynolds taking the helm Aug. 1 at the Landstuhl Fitness Center. Reynolds is the new senior enlisted leader for LRMC, the largest U.S. hospital outside the United States, which […]

August 9, 2018 ×

Health

Keep cool and protect yourself from heat-related illnesses

Keep cool and protect yourself from heat-related illnesses

by Ashley Patoka
Regional Health Command Europe

The warm weather has finally showed up across Europe, and with that, comes the increased risk for heat-related illnesses. Last year, heat illnesses were responsible for more than 20 thousand lost or limited duty days. Heat-related illnesses, like heat exhaustion or heat stroke, result from the body not being able […]

August 2, 2018 ×

Health

Peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

Peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy. PTSD symptoms can create a network of fear. […]

July 26, 2018 ×

Health

A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect.

July 20, 2018 ×

Health

Ramstein ‘RESET’ improves patient, provider healthcare

Ramstein ‘RESET’ improves patient, provider healthcare

by 86th Medical Group

Historically, in military medicine, failure to align leadership priorities with clinical metrics and expectations has resulted in inefficient work processes, poor access, and decreased staff and patient satisfaction.

July 20, 2018 ×

Health

Community Corner — July 20, 2018

Airman & Family Readiness Center For details, call 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. Bldg. 2120, Ramstein Air Base. All training is held at A&FRC unless stated otherwise. MONDAY Transition GPS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Transition GPS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Transition GPS: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Base […]

July 20, 2018 ×

Health

A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, VA — Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the […]

July 12, 2018 ×

Health, Lifestyle

Community Corner — July 6, 2018

Airman & Family Readiness Center For details, call 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. Bldg. 2120, Ramstein Air Base. All training is held at A&FRC unless stated otherwise. MONDAY No Classes TUESDAY Key Spouse Refresher Training; 1 to 2 p.m. WEDNESDAY Newcomers Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Enlisted Club Reintegration Briefing: […]

July 5, 2018 ×

Health, Sports

BICYCLE SAFETY

BICYCLE SAFETY

by Thomas Burns
(USAF CMSGT Retired) Supervisory Logistics Management Specialist / Senior Logistics Management Specialist DoD Civilian, NATO Support and Procurement Agency Capellen, Luxembourg

Now that the weather is warming up most of you bicyclists have probably already tuned up your bikes and are out on the bike trails … not without your helmet.             

June 14, 2018 ×