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It’s a GAS, gas, gas

by Brad Taft
Health Promotion Outcomes Researcher U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventative Medicine

Smoking tobacco can be disabling and deadly

November 9, 2007 ×

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Folic acid can prevent birth defects

Folic acid can prevent birth defects

Lt. Col. Brenda Owen
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

Taking folic acid, a B vitamin prior to and in the early part of
pregnancy can help prevent some defects of the brain and spinal cord.
Because these defects happen in the first month of pregnancy, before
many women even know they are pregnant, it is important for a woman to
have enough folic acid in her system before conception. Because about
half of all pregnancies in American women are unplanned it is
recommended that women who can become pregnant (even if they are not
planning to get pregnant) take a vitamin with folic acid daily.

June 22, 2007 ×

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Mold: it’s everywhere

Of the approximately 1,000 common household molds studied by
scientists, less than 200 are identified as being harmful pathogens to
humans.

May 25, 2007 ×

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Don’t let holidays make you blue

Don’t let holidays make you blue

Although the holidays are supposed to be a time full of joy, good cheer, and optimistic hopes for a new year, many people experience seasonal

December 15, 2006 ×

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Coming soon to a clinic near you: FLU VACCINES

Army health clinics and hospitals in Europe will begin immunizing TRICARE beneficiaries against the flu Oct. 15, according to Europe Regional Medical Command officials.

October 6, 2006 ×

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Pneumonia Vaccine

Spc. Todd Goodman
LRMC Public Affairs

Pneumonia kills more people in the United States each year than all other vaccine preventable diseases combined. If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, it certainly applies to the pneumonia vaccination.

October 6, 2006 ×

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Nurse advice line provides timely help

It

September 22, 2006 ×

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Keeping children healthy

Immunization update:

Although no American cases have been reported in the U.S. beneficiary
population, American military parents in Europe should make sure their
children

June 16, 2006 ×

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Tick-ed off: Protect yourself against Lyme disease this summer

Tick-ed off: Protect yourself against Lyme disease this summer

As many people in Ramstein and Vogelweh housing know, mild winters and
temperature variations can cause the tick population in and around the
area to be much larger than normal. 

June 2, 2006 ×

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National Children’s Dental Health Month: Ignore your teeth and they’ll go away

National Children’s Dental Health Month: Ignore your teeth and they’ll go away

Staff Sgt. Amanda Puscian
NCOIC, Air Force Dental Readiness Assurance Program

Editor

February 24, 2006 ×