• Founding Father and skilled scientist Benjamin Franklin shared the axiom, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Although his message was most likely directed at another topic, his words offer valuable health advice.

  • August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and your local Health Department provides vaccines for every stage of your life.

  • Two years ago an Ohio teacher was injured when teens threw a rock off a highway overpass in Pennsylvania. It crashed through the windshield of her family’s moving car, crushing her skull and causing severe brain damage; a senseless act of violence with horrible repercussions. She survived but needed round-the-clock care.

  • Zika, Zika, Zika. Everyone’s talking about it, and you’re probably sick of hearing about it by now. But unfortunately, since many Defense Department personnel travel the world for work, it’s a problem we all have to deal with—especially now that mosquitoes carrying the virus have been reported in the continental U.S.

  • When my Family and I moved to Fort Knox in 2013, I was a rising eighth-grader. My main goals up until this point were to get good grades and hang out with friends. Even though I tagged along with my older sister as she visited colleges, I never seriously considered where I wanted to attend or which career path I wanted to follow. Time flew by, and before I knew it I was a sophomore at Fort Knox High School.

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI / Meatandpotatoes.com

  • The monthly post retirement ceremony will be Friday at 3 p.m. in Waybur Theater and hosted by the 84th Training Command commander, Maj. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, and his senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Jennings. The public is invited to attend this event, which serves to honor the following retirees.

  • I’m sure you’ve all seen political posts in full effect on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat recently. The opinions are just going to get louder, too, before the election this November.

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI/meatandpotatoes.com

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  • Commanding an Army National Guard Fire Fighting Detach-ment is a unique opportunity for any officer. Subsequent to a realignment within the 761st Engineer Detachment Firefighting Team in late 2015, the commander position changed from a warrant officer position to that of a captain.

  • The term “post-traumatic stress disorder” has been around for more than 35 years, but there are still a lot of misunderstandings about it. PTSD among military personnel can develop after physical injuries, such as blasts during combat, so it’s important that we understand the signs and symptoms of the condition so we can help those affected.

  • We all know we should be eating more produce, but it’s easier said than done. It’s estimated that only 10 percent of us consume adequate amounts. As an outpatient registered dietitian, I hear many reasons why veterans I work with are not able to reach the recommended five-nine servings each day. Some of these reasons are myths that we hear on television or from well-meaning friends and family. In honor of National Fruit and Vegetable Month this June, let’s debunk some of these myths.

  • “Mom, can someone finally do something about my dresser?” my daughter Lilly demanded.

  • So you’re scared of heights, yet somehow you’ve found yourself in line to jump out of a C-130. Your mind is reeling with all the stuff you’ve been taught to land safely, but still, if you screw it up, it could mean your life. No big deal, right?

  • By LISA SMITH MOLINARI/meatandpotatoes.com

  • If you have ever considered becoming an officer, then you are aware of the many different opportunities and paths towards commissioning. The newest option in Kentucky is through the Minuteman Scholarship.