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Articles by Amber Kurka

New Army surveillance program designed to keep service members safe

Article
3/10/2021
Military personnel wearing a face mask hanging a light in a tree

Collecting vector samples allows for PHC-P scientists to analyze areas of interest for potential vector-borne diseases that could impact the health of the force.

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The benefits of dog walking

Article
2/3/2020
Spending time with your dog is a great way to work on the eight pillars of Total Force Fitness. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pets can also help manage loneliness and depression by providing companionship. (Courtesy photo)

Dog walking not only encourages people to get out of their homes and socialize, but pets also benefit

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Antarctica: Food safety matters

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12/17/2019
Army Capt. Austin Leedy, veterinary food safety officer from Public Health Activity-San Diego, carries a container of ice cream out of a shipping container at Palmer Station, Antarctica, October 2019. U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific veterinary food safety officers partner with the National Science Foundation to ensure Palmer Station has a safe food supply and to perform independent food inspections throughout the entire annual resupply process. (Courtesy photo)

For Army food safety officers, preventive medicine is a key mission

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