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Education March 22, 2018

The Risks Are Real: Be Alert to Campus Crime

Katherine E., Editor

College campuses can give students a sense of security and comradery, even when students are strangers. But substance abuse, sexual assault and theft are just a few of the problems students will likely encounter in college. Having the proper resou...

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Security & Preparedness March 20, 2018

Twister Prep: Plan Your Way to Safety This Tornado Season

Maggie K., Senior Editor

We’ve all seen movies with the terrifying, twisted funnel of a tornado chasing cars, uprooting trees and pummeling through homes in seconds. While Mother Nature’s temper tantrums make for great entertainment on the big screen, they can be destruct...

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Health & Wellness March 15, 2018

You Are What You Eat: Smart Eating Tricks at Your Fingertips

Katherine E., Editor

Smart eating isn’t what you don’t eat; it’s what you do eat. When making food choices, everyone must choose wisely. A proper diet and nutrition is key to good health, peak performance, disease resistance and overall wellness. It provides the body ...

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Security & Preparedness March 13, 2018

Navigating Muddy Waters: Fight Floods with These Fast Tips

Katherine E., Editor

Floods - they're the number one natural disaster in the U.S. Every year, floods pose a country-wide threat due to their often devastating consequences. Floods can destroy buildings and houses, wash out farmland, contaminate drinking water, spread ...

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Health & Wellness March 8, 2018

A Concussion Can Leave a Lasting Impact: Coach Your Community on How to Recognize and Prevent Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Erika S., Editor in Chief

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt or other head injury causes damage to the brain. The severity of the injury ranges from mild to severe. Mild: a brief disorientation or loss of consciousness Severe: an extended ...

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Security & Preparedness March 6, 2018

Ward Off Wildfires: Teach Your Community to Be Campfire Smart

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Every year, wildfires throughout the country claim people’s homes and lives. Wildfires can spread quickly igniting brush, trees, homes and anything else in their paths. They can last for days and even weeks, and burn hundreds of acres of land. ...

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Military Life March 1, 2018

Military Retirement Planning: Spread the Word about the BRS

Heather M., Editor

As a follow-up to Military Saves Week, now is a good time to reinforce the message about the Blended Retirement System (BRS) to the Service members on your installation. The BRS has been in effect for a few months – do all your members who are eli...

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Health & Wellness February 27, 2018

Five Heart-Healthy Habits to Lower Your Risk of High Blood Pressure

Erika S., Editor in Chief

High blood pressure can quietly damage your body for years. This “silent killer” has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have it. The only way to know is to measure your blood pressure. Encourage your community to fin...

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Health & Wellness February 22, 2018

“We Need to Talk…” 4 Tips for Discussing Traumatic Events with Children

Maggie K., Senior Editor

A parent’s natural instinct is to protect their child from enduring any kind of pain or trauma. But, in today’s world, it is becoming increasingly difficult to shield children from disturbing or stressful situations. From gun violence to natural d...

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Health & Wellness February 20, 2018

Get to the Heart of the Matter: Controlling Cholesterol

Heather M., Editor

Having high cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, you can guide people in your community through some simple lifestyle changes to help them control their cholesterol levels. Not All Cholesterol Is Bad! There’s a bi...

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