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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

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

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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