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What do you know about diabetes?

by Capt. Nina Dumas
86th Medical Operation Squadron

How much do you know about diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, a hormone that allows the body to use glucose for energy.   Nearly 26 million children and adults in the U.S. — 8.3 percent of the population have […]

November 29, 2012 ×

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Combating childhood obesity: A family affair

Combating childhood obesity: A family affair

by Allison Pompey
U.S. Army Public Health Command

At what age do you remember starting to make healthy food choices? For
many of us those decisions don

July 27, 2012 ×

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Healthy foods cost less than unhealthy foods

Healthy foods cost less than unhealthy foods

by Col. Heidi Warrington
U.S. Army Public Health Command

Obesity is linked to many serious health conditions, including diabetes
and cancer. Like other Americans, military warriors, past and present,
and their families feel the effects of obesity through negative health
impacts and out-of-pocket costs.

For example, the inability to meet service weight and physical fitness standards is a common reason for early discharge.

July 27, 2012 ×

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Strep throat: not your average sore throat

Strep throat: not your average sore throat

by Lt. Col. Patricia McKinney
U.S. Army Public Health Command

People often think that any painful sore throat is strep throat and that
antibiotics are needed to make it better. This belief is not true.

July 27, 2012 ×

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Women’s health awareness: females should devote time to preservation

by Capt. Jayvanita Hill-Moore
86th Medical Operations Squadron

What is women

April 27, 2012 ×

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10 Tips to help prevent medical errors

A recent study shows that one in seven Medicare patients in hospitals
experience a medical error. But medical errors can occur anywhere in the
health care system

April 20, 2012 ×

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Take care of your heart, and it will take care of you

by Carrie Shult
FORSCOM Health Promotion Project Officer, U.S. Army Public Health Command

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States in men
and women. Heart disease affects millions of Americans. The American
Heart Association estimates that about every 34 seconds someone will
have a heart attack. Let

February 10, 2012 ×

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Flu Prevention Starts With You

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a contagious virus that infects
the respiratory tract and is spread from one infected person to another.

January 27, 2012 ×

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Lose weight, live healthier with TOPS

Now that the holidays are over, many are thinking of losing weight.  

There is a weight loss support group in the KMC that meets from 5:15 to
6:30 p.m. every Tuesday (except U.S. holidays) at  Pulaski Barracks
(near Vogelweh) in Bldg. 2919. 

January 6, 2012 ×

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What should you know about your child’s first dental visit?

What should you know about your child’s first dental visit?

New parents often ask,

November 18, 2011 ×