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Dec. 15, 2023

Avoiding sharp sticks, infections

When working in medical and dental spaces, there are sometimes risk of accidental skin puncture, when needles, dental burrs (the drill bits), scalpels, and other items – referred to as sharps are involved. Which means there is also the risk of infection.

Sept. 14, 2023

Thoughts on milk pasteurization

The CDC notes while most stores sell only pasteurized milk, some dairies sell “raw” milk. Please consider that efforts to detect contamination in unpasteurized milk continues to improve; but low levels of bacteria remain a risk and can later cause illness. Use caution -- Stay healthy, stay informed.

Aug. 30, 2023

TRICARE Authorizes Temporary Prescription Refill Waivers for Georgia due to Hurricane Idalia

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced that TRICARE beneficiaries in Georgia may receive emergency prescription refills now through Sept. 8, 2023, due to Hurricane Idalia. All counties are impacted.

Aug. 2, 2023

Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

According to the CDC, (https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/features/copoisoning/index.html), Carbon Monoxide kills more than 400 Americans each year, and sends over 100,000 to emergency rooms. CO poisoning is entirely preventable. This article offers several tips to reduce the threat of CO poisoning.

July 27, 2023

Supporting Marne Palooza

Representatives from Winn Army Community Hospital participated in the 2023 Marne Palooza Back to School Fair, July 25 on Fort Stewart, providing information booths regarding Women's Health, Nutrition Care, Child and Family Behavioral Health, dates for upcoming Back to School Health and Sport Physicals and other services.

July 25, 2023

Beware Mosquitos, reduce their threat

The mosquito season is beginning to ramp up and community members should be aware of mosquito-borne threats in our area and how to keep your family safe this summer. One disease to note this season is Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare disease spread to humans and horses by infected mosquitoes. Additional information about EEE can be found on the Center for Disease Control’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/easternequineencephalitis.

July 19, 2023

Have Fun and Stay Safe This Summer

Spending time outside in the sun can help improve your mental and physical health. The sun can boost serotonin in the brain providing you with energy, a state of calmness, and help with being focused. The sun also tells our bodies when to increase and decrease melatonin, so the more time in the sun, the greater the production of melatonin at night to help improve the quality of sleep.  The Ultraviolet rays that come from the sun help also stimulate the production of vitamin D.  Vitamin D helps our body fight disease by boosting our immune system, improve our mental health, as well as promoting bone health. It can also lower the risk of having diabetes and high blood pressure. Vitamin D not only can come from the sun but also can be received through your diet such as fish, cereals, juices, dairy, and egg yolks.  However, while being outdoors there are also precautions to take for protection.

June 8, 2023

Volunteers recognized for nearly 27,000 hours of community support

The Installation’s annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held May 24 at Cashe Gardens on Fort Stewart was hosted by the 3rd Infantry Division and Army Community Services. Highlighted were those Volunteers of the Year in five separate categories including the Active Duty Soldier Volunteer of the Year; Spouse Volunteer of the Year; Family Volunteer of the Year; Youth Volunteer of the Year; and Civilian Volunteer of the Year.

May 24, 2023

Winn legacy continues, hospital celebrates 40 years of service

Winn Army Community Hospital celebrated 40 years of community partnership and service to Soldiers, retirees and their families during an anniversary event, May 22 on Fort Stewart.

March 29, 2023

Medical Mentorship forum supports healthcare, healthcare professionals

A long-term medical mentorship program hosted by the 3rd Infantry Division continues to make a difference in nurturing healthcare professionals as they aspire to “Be All They Can Be,” April 7 on Fort Stewart at Club Stewart.

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