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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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Health & Wellness February 15, 2018

Good Loving: Building Respect, Honesty and Trust at the Heart of Healthy Relationships

Christina D., Senior Editor

Respect, honesty and trust are important hallmarks of healthy relationships. In healthy relationships, people talk honestly, listen well, and trust and respect each other. In contrast, in unhealthy relationships, one person tries to exert control ...

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Military Life February 14, 2018

Decisions, Decisions! Is the New Uniformed Services BRS Right for You?

Maggie K., Senior Editor

Saving for retirement is a top priority for many Service members. And thanks to the new Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS), many members can reap the benefits of investing in their post-military futures. Members who enter the milit...

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Health & Wellness February 8, 2018

Keep Your Finger on the Pulse: Find Out If You’re at Risk for Heart Disease

The leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. is heart disease. With that in mind, do you know if you have a healthy heart? While you may think that your habits and lifestyle arent’t that terrible, you may be surprised to find that...

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Education February 6, 2018

The Clery Act Is Creating Safer Campuses: Is Your Institution Complying with It?

Julia S., Editor

Campus safety is a real concern for students: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college (National Sexual Violence Resource Center). The Clery Act requires all public and private institutions of postsecondary education...

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Health & Wellness January 30, 2018

The Flu Bug That Won't Quit: Why We Are Not out of the Clear Yet

Julia S., Editor

This flu season has proven to be quite overwhelming: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), their influenza-like-illness (ILI) activity indicators have already passed those during the peak of the 2014-2015 season. And t...

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