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No to stress, yes to social wellness

July is Social Wellness Month! It is a great time to connect with people, and yourself. Healthy relationships are a vital component of health. Did you know that social support enhances your quality of life and provides a buffer against life events? Many life events can trigger a stress response. Stress is "wear and tear" that can impact one's mental, physical, and emotional health. The effects of stress can either be positive or negative. On a positive side, stress can help compel you into action and sometimes add excitement to life. On the other hand, negative stress has been ...

July 20, 2017 | Diane Carlton Winn ACH Army Public Health Nursing | Health

June is Men’s Health Month: Making smart choices

June is Men's Health Month, a time to remind the almost 4.8 million male beneficiaries in the Military Health System to make smart choices every day, and all year long. It is a time to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media and individuals an opportunity to encourage men to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. Consider these facts from the Center for Disease Control's most recent National Health Interview Survey:

June 15, 2017 | Diane Carlton Winn ACH Public Health Nursing | Health

BG Dingle visits Winn, engages MEDDAC Soldiers

Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, the commanding general of Regional Health Command – Atlantic, and RHC-A Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Brady joined the leadership at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Stewart for a tour of Winn Army Community Hospital June 7.

June 15, 2017 | Zach Rehnstrom Winn ACH Public Affairs | Health

MEDDAC builds readiness through mosquito surveillance

Mosquito-borne illness is a significant public health concern, both to the Department of Defense as well as the Coastal Georgia region. To combat the risk of mosquito-borne disease and infection, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Stewart, Preventative Medicine, Medical Entomologist, Capt. Donald Beasley, spearheads the mosquito surveillance program for U.S. Army MEDDAC and the outlying Fort Stewart community.

June 08, 2017 | Zach Rehnstrom Winn ACH Public Affairs | Health

Sleep yourself into good health

The National Sleep Foundation highlights the benefits of sleep and its importance to safety and productivity during Sleep Awareness week April 23-29. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental and physical wellbeing, quality of life, and safety.

April 06, 2017 | Diane Carlton MPH, BSN, RN Winn Army Public Health Nursing | Health

Improve your sleep hygiene to improve your life - mentally, physically

What is sleep? Sleep is when your eyes are closed, muscles are relaxed, and your mind shuts down allowing you to drift off into unconscious. We spend an average of one third of our lives asleep, approximately eight hours a night. There are several theories on why we sleep to include saving our energy, restoring that energy for another day, and solidifying long term memories. It protects our mental health, physical health, safety, and quality of life. We simply could not survive without sleep.

March 16, 2017 | Capt. Selina Pooser 3rd STB Physician's Assistant | Health

Reminder: Put Your Best Fork Forward

March is National Nutrition Month. Part of leading a healthy life means eating a healthy diet and being physically active. We all have heard the expression, "You are what you eat." Well, this is very true of the foods we consume that will either serve as fuel to our bodies or turn into fat. Putting your best fork forward is the 2017 theme adopted by the Centers for Disease Control to encourage everyone to return to the basics of healthy eating. It is also a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to making healthier food choices. Fruits ...

March 09, 2017 | Diane Carlton MPH, BSN, RN Winn ACH, APHN | Health

Stop the spread of TB today, be informed

Tuberculosis is not talked about much here in the United States; nor is there a mind blowing budget directed to eliminate this infectious disease that is spread through the air. The truth of the matter is that without there being a huge global effort to eliminate Tuberculosis, what is now considered a third world problem will soon be a world- wide problem if nothing is done.

March 09, 2017 | Shaundra Robinson, RN, BSN Winn, APHN | Health

Winn's CenteringPregnancy hosts first open house

The first CenteringPregnancy open house was held March 7.

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Frontline Winn Public Affairs | Health

Wear red Friday, fight heart disease

Every minute in the United States, someone's wife, mother, daughter, or sister dies from heart disease, stroke or other form of cardiovascular disease. According to the National Institute of Health, one in every four women will die from heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women age 25 and older, and stroke is the number four killer of women, and accounts for 61 percent of all stroke deaths annually.

February 02, 2017 | Diane Carlton MPH, BSN, RN Winn Army Public Health Nursing | Health

Winn ACH positions for growth, patient care

In the ever-changing landscape of healthcare, many hospitals are undergoing modifications to position themselves for the future. These modifications are no different here at Winn Army Community Hospital, which has just undergone structural and organizational changes to improve the patient and staff experience while also preparing for growth of the facility.

February 02, 2017 | Maj. Michael F. Brown III Winn ACH | Health

Upcoming 2016 Marne Health, Wellness Summit slated

The 2016 Marne Health and Wellness Summit, hosted by U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, is now open for Behavioral Health and Primary Care clinicians. On Nov. 16, 17 and 18 the doors will open at 7:15 a.m. to start registration and training will begin at 8 a.m. at a new location for this year at the Main Post Chapel located in building 500, 10 Cavalry Way at Fort Stewart.

October 27, 2016 | Special to the Frontline Winn Army community Hospital | Health

The flu … it’s no big deal, or is it

Surely everyone has heard about the importance of getting an annual flu shot, and now getting a flu shot is easier than ever. Flu shots are offered at a variety of places on post and in the community. While most of us get our annual flu shot because we want to stay healthy, or maybe because it is necessary for our jobs, some are still not convinced. For those of you that fall into the latter category, here are just a few reasons why everyone should be vaccinated every year.

October 13, 2016 | Becky Shattuck Community Health Nurse, Winn ACH | Health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month … Did You Know

• About one in eight U.S. women (about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

October 13, 2016 | Department of Preventive Medicine Winn Army Community Hospital | Health

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