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  • The Dream Team—Our Nurses

    Empathy, compassion a requirement—odd humor a bi-product

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    Editor's note: While this story highlights OR nurses, I recognize that many of the experiences and routines are common to nursing as a whole. It is to those professionals I dedicate this piece.

  • Hand hygiene campaign critical to infection prevention

    By JO ELLEN MACKEY

    IRACH Preventive Medicine

    The Centers for Disease Control states that of hospitalized patients in the United States, an estimated 722,000 infections occur each year. That is one infection for every 25 patients.

    That is one statistic that the leadership of Ireland Army Community Hospital works every day to change.

    Hospital acquired infections are often life threatening and hard to treat so prevention is a primary concern. Hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infections.

  • EDIS, TBI clinic among programs IRACH offers

    By CATRINA FRANCIS

    Senior Staff Writer

    Most times people only think of the hospital as a place for appointments when they are sick, need surgery, or have an emergency. But, Ireland Army Community Hospital has a few programs that are more than just about healing the body, some are about healing the mind and total wellness of the person.

  • Midwives’ bond with patients brings labor of love

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    The birth of a child is considered one of life’s most precious moments. Mothers cherish the time spent bonding with their newborn after the delivery. Yet, before the delivery, the bond developed between a mother and her nurse midwife can become just as memorable.

  • Injury prevention techniques for the office

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    The body is put under stress every day from activities that include sitting at a desk working on a computer, to running every morning or afternoon. Ayotte pointed out that people who use two monitors at their desk generally plant themselves between the two and swivel their head back and forth. But that isn’t healthy for the neck and back. To prevent pain and discomfort, the employee should work on one monitor and move projects over to the main monitor when it is needed.

  • IRACH offers nontraditional solutions

    By RACHAEL TOLLIVER

    Editor

    Health care, its cost and what options an insurance plan can include were all high discussion topics this past year. People looking for good health care have several options but in each of those, experts recommend they take an active role in their own care. And that might mean deciding between types of medical practice.

  • Army’s focus on vision readiness features Fort Knox

    By CAPT. JO SMOKE

    Fort Knox Public Affairs

    Fort Knox plays a vital role in the Army’s vision readiness. Serving military members from seven states, Fort Knox’s Optical Fabrication Laboratory is one of six facilities dedicated to creating prescription and protective eyewear for all military members in the continental U.S.

  • California wildfire training supports 11th Aviation

    11th Aviation Command

    The Army Reserve unit, Company A, 2-238th Aviation Regiment, 11th Aviation Command, conducted water bucket training Feb. 10 in support of California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) tactical air operations in Hemet, California.

  • Tax Center offers advice for claiming tax exemptions

    By CAPT. STEPHEN ESPOSITO

    Fort Knox Tax Center

    In the United States, all income is taxable. Fortunately, the tax system allows many methods of reducing taxable income, which ultimately lowers the amount of tax an individual has to pay. One of those methods is the exemption. Keep in mind that rules for claiming exemptions are different from rules for claiming the Child Tax Credit and other credits.

  • AAFES receives award from national diversity magazine

    By SHANNON FRIEND

    AAFES

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a Diversity Leader Award winner from Profiles in Diversity Journal for 2015, emphasizing the Exchange’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.