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Learn about TRICARE options

You can visit several types of providers when you need care, regardless of your TRICARE plan. It's important to understand your provider options because who you see impacts both your out-of-pocket costs and filing a claim. Take command of your health and your TRICARE health care benefit by learning about your provider options.

May 18, 2018 | Courtesy of Winn Army Community Hospital | Health


Be prepared for Severe Weather

In the past two years, Chatham County has experienced two major hurricane events where mandatory evacuation orders were issued to residents. Many residents were not prepared to evacuate prior to the order being issued. By creating a plan now, citizens will be prepared and ready to go should an evacuation order be given. CEMA encourages all Chatham County residents to:

May 11, 2018 | Chatham County EMA | Health


Birth Announcements

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May 11, 2018 | Staff Report Winn Army Community Hospital | Health


Learn how to protect yourself, Family, friends from the heat

With summer approaching, so is the expectation for using sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburn caused by Georgia's "hot" weather. However, sunburn is not the only concern; you will need to protect yourself and your families from heat-related illness.

May 04, 2018 | Richard W. Rudolph AFSBn Safety Office | Health


Marne leaders take Behavioral Health Terrain Walk

Marne Leaders learn more about Fort Stewart's Helping Resources

May 04, 2018 | Capt. John May 50th Public Affairs Detachment | Health


Mindfulness to combat stress

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Far from home, without the established resources an Army garrison provides, Soldiers with the 3rd Infantry Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade look for other means to combat stress in a deployed environment.

April 20, 2018 | Sgt. Elizabeth White 3rd Sustainment Brigade | Health


FEDVIP Vision Coverage to TRICARE Beneficiaries

Only half of the 61 million U.S. adults who are at high risk for serious vision loss visited an eye doctor in the past year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Eye exams can help keep your vision strong, diagnose potential issues early, and prevent diseases that may lead to vision loss or blindness.

April 20, 2018 | special to the Frontline | Health


Thinking about your drinking? EAP can help

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the United States. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to the development of chronic diseases and neurological impairments. Social issues related to alcohol dependence can include isolation, family tension or have a negative impact your workplace productivity.

April 06, 2018 | Staff Report | Health


National Public Health Awareness Week

National Public Health Week is celebrated this year April 2-8. The theme is a multifaceted one with emphasis placed on a variety of an important health topics to include behavioral health, communicable diseases, environmental health, injury and violence prevention and ensuring the right to health. "Healthiest Nations 2030, changing our Future Together" is the initiative being highlighted on a national and global level by the National Public Health Association.

April 06, 2018 | Diane Carlton Winn ACH, Army Public Health | Health


Consider snake safety as weather warms

Now that the weather is getting warmer with the approach of summer, there will be more people enjoying their favorite outdoor activities, such as hiking in our state parks. However, snakes are one of the outdoor dangers that we must be vigilant of as we move about since the warmer weather usually attracts snakes.

March 29, 2018 | Richard W. Rudolph AFSBn Safety Office | Health


Pregnancy program earns certification

The nation-wide Centering Pregnancy program has been in full operation since March 28, 2017, at U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Stewart, at Winn Army Community Hospital. Winn ACH and the OB/GYN department received their official certification from the Centering Healthcare Institute for the centering program in 11 months, which is a milestone for the centering team.

March 22, 2018 | Zach Rehnstrom Winn ACH Public Affairs | Health


Combat colon cancer- early screening, lifestyle changes part 2

People at higher risk of developing colorectal cancer should begin screening at a younger age, and may need to be tested more frequently. Consult your Primary Care Provider if you are at risk or 50 years old or older and have not started screening. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, you can reduce your risks of developing colorectal cancer by following these 10 steps:

March 15, 2018 | Sandra Durrence Winn ACH, Army Public Health | Health


Sleep yourself into good health

The National Sleep Foundation is celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week, March 11-17, to promote the health benefits of sleep and, its importance to safety and productivity.

March 09, 2018 | Sandra Durrence Winn ACH, APHN | Health


Combat colon cancer with early screening, lifestyle changes

What do Sharon Osborne, Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II and Vince Lombardi all have in common? They have all had colon cancer.

March 09, 2018 | Sandra Durrence Winn ACH, Army Public Health | Health


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


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Articles by Section - Health


Men’s Health Month

June is Men's Health Month. It is a time to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of ...

June 14, 2018 | Diane Carlton Winn ACH Public Health Nursing | Health


Prevention is key to summer safety

Many injuries and deaths that occur each year are preventable. During the month of June, National Safety Month, it is an opportunity to highlight some ...

June 14, 2018 | Diane Carlton Winn ACH Public Health Nursing | Health


Winn partners with GSU Cyber security

Winn Army Community Hospital stands vigilant against the constant risk of infiltration from adversaries, conspirators, and other threats. Winn understands the importance of maintaining acute ...

June 14, 2018 | Zach Rehnstrom Winn Public Affairs Specialist | Health


Youth support Winn ACH

Last summer, the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Stewart, Winn Army Community Hospital Volunteer Red Cross youths, logged more than 1,500 hours of ...

June 14, 2018 | Kaytrina Curtis Winn ACH Public Affairs | Health


Healthcare Science students tour Winn

Students from South East Bulloch High School visited Winn Army Community Hospital for a tour in hopes of getting insight on how a working hospital ...

June 08, 2018 | Kaytrina Curtis Winn ACH Public Affairs | Health


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