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Summer Safety - Bug Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Bug Safety

No matter where you live or work in the world, stinging and biting insects and other pests are always nearby. Some are native to their current surroundings while others were imported, either intentionally or accidentally. Some insects which were imported have no local predators and their populations skyrocket. Be sure to protect yourself and your family against bites.

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Summer Safety - Driving Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Driving Safety

At any given daylight moment across America, approximately 660,000 drivers are using cell phones or electronic devices while driving, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. When you’re behind the wheel of a car – whether alone or with passengers – driving safely should always be your top concern. We’re more distracted than ever, so it’s crucial to know the basics of safe driving and practice them every time you’re on the road.

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Summer Safety - Boat Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Boat Safety

Sadly, when operating a boat, the possibility of injuries and fatalities are very real. It is important to know your boat and where you’re headed on your trip.

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Summer Safety - Bicycle Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Bicycle Safety

As you might expect, when a crash occurs between a vehicle and a bike, it’s the cyclist most likely to be injured. Here are some tips on how you can prevent bicycle injuries and deaths, and remember: A large percentage of crashes can be avoided if motorists and cyclists follow the rules of the road and watch out for each other.

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Summer Safety Banner

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Banner

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Summer Safety - Swimming Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Swimming Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more children (1 in 4) die from drowning than any other cause of death except birth defects. For children between the ages of 1-14, drowning is the second cause of unintentional injury death, after motor vehicle crashes. Don’t be a statistic!

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Summer Safety Food Handling and Grilling

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety Food Handling and Grilling

As pleasant summer weather ramps up, you might be ready to head outside and fire up your grill. Before you do, make sure you’re following proper grilling safety guidelines. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 19,000 people on average are injured in a grilling accident each year. Don’t be part of the statistics this year!

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Summer Safety - Heat Injuries

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Heat Injuries

Heat illnesses and injuries are no fun! What is heat-related illness? Heat-related illness, or hyperthermia, is a condition resulting from exposure to extreme heat where the body becomes unable to properly cool, resulting in a rapid rise in body temperature. The evaporation of sweat is the normal way to remove body heat, but, when the humidity is high, sweat does not evaporate as quickly. This, in turn, prevents the body from releasing heat quickly. Prompt treatment of heat-related illnesses with aggressive fluid replacement and cooling of core body temperature is critical to reducing illness and preventing death. Be safe when taking part in outside activities and remember to hydrate!

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Summer Safety - Firework Safety

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5/5/2022
Summer Safety - Firework Safety

Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades, and fireworks. The National Safety Council advises everyone to enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals and not to use any fireworks at home. They may be legal but they are not always safe.

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Limb Loss: DHA's Three Advanced Rehab Centers Provide Holistic Care

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5/4/2022
U.S. Marine LCpl. Annika Hutsler works with James Malinak, a prosthetician at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care clinic to adjust her prosthetic leg. C5 serves to deliver multidisciplinary, quality health services in an outpatient rehabilitation facility for wounded, ill, and injured service members. (Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

For amputees, three Advanced Rehabilitation Centers provide holistic ranges of care to fully restore human function and enhance the quality of life of service members and veterans with extremity trauma and amputation.

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Heather Carter

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5/4/2022
Heather Carter

Retired Senior Airman Heather Carter, an above-knee amputee, runs laps around a track inside the Military Advanced Training Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Carter and other amputees receive physical and occupational therapy at the center as they work toward their goals. One of Carter’s goals is to return to competitive softball. (Photo: Sean Kimmons, U.S. Air Force)

C5 Limb Loss Care

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5/4/2022
C5 Limb Loss Care

U.S. Marine LCpl. Annika Hutsler works with James Malinak, a prosthetician at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care clinic to adjust her prosthetic leg. C5 serves to deliver multidisciplinary, quality health services in an outpatient rehabilitation facility for wounded, ill, and injured service members. (Photo: U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg)

332d EMDG Airmen 'punch above their weight'

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5/4/2022
Military medical personnel in Army hospital

The 332d Expeditionary Medical Group is a small group of dedicated medical professionals providing a variety of services to support members of the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing.

Chicago area Army Reserve Soldiers donate blood to combat supply shortage

Article Around MHS
5/4/2022
Military medical personnel donating blood

Earlier this Spring, the 85th U.S. Army Reserve Support Command hosted an Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) blood drive at the COL Paul G. Schulstad United States Army Reserve Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

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Winn ACH prepares to transition to MHS GENESIS

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5/4/2022
Military Health Personnel in Army hospital

U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Stewart – Hunter Army Airfield healthcare continues to prepare to transition healthcare records to the new Department of Defense system - Military Health System GENESIS.

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