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Taking the Leap – Tobacco Free Living

January 13, 2016 — About five months ago the last smoking shack on the Ir­win Army Community Hospi­tal campus closed – for good. Although the ban on smok­ing in federal government buildings has been in force since 1997, Army Medicine is now taking the next step. As of June 2015, IACH and its outlying clinics, the Dental Activity and Veterinary Services have banned MORE

No-shows hurt other patients

December 18, 2015 — Missed appointments are a waste of time. Ever had trouble mak­ing an appointment when you or a family member are sick? In many cases there are enough appointments available. The problem is too many patients fail to can­cel appointments. They choose not to show up. This means patients who need to see their provider can’t. “Patients who can’t keep MORE

Well-child visits promote thriving, resilient children

October 29, 2015 — A happy child may not necessarilyequal a healthy child. Playful and smiley children could be maskingdevelopmental conditions hard to detect by the average parent. “Well-child visits aredesigned to catch those conditions early and refer children for intervention orearly childhood special education,” said Dr. Eva Ewers, a pediatrician withIrwin Army MORE

New Extended Care Clinic cuts wait times

July 30, 2015 — Army families now have an easier way to get urgent care onFort Riley. A new Extended Care Clinic at Irwin Army Community Hospital willoffer walk-in medical care for acute, non-emergency complaints starting July31. The ECC is designed to avoid potentially long wait timesat the Emergency Room for non-emergency patients. The Urgent Care Clinic MORE

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter

January 6, 2015 — WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Carbon monoxide, or CO, isan odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because you cannot see it or smell it, itcan kill you before you are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is oneof the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. WHAT ARE SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE EMISSION? Carbon monoxide is aproduct of MORE

FOR YOUR HEALTH - Prevention best way to improve health

September 3, 2014 — The goal at Irwin Army CommunityHospital is to provide quality, compassionate care to patients and their lovedones. The best way to achieve superior health is through prevention and earlydetection. Chronic diseases, like heartdisease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths amongAmericans each year and account for 75 MORE

Wellness center puts clients in driver’s seat

December 12, 2013 — Soldiers, retirees, their families and Army civilians interested in making a positive change in their health and wellness can benefit from the many services offered at the Fort Riley Army Wellness Center, or AWC. Located on Normandy Drive and housed in the Victory Center, the AWC is a U.S. Army Medical Command initiative overseen by the Army Public MORE

IACH construction reaches milestone

November 19, 2013 — Construction on the Irwin Army Community Hospital Replacement Project has reached a new milestone and is about 85 percent complete. The new facility is scheduled to open in late 2014 and will be about 550,000 square feet. It is designed to meet today's medical needs, outfitted with state-of-the-art medical technology, while focused on tomorrow's MORE

FOR YOUR HEALTH - Health screenings important

October 30, 2013 — Story by: Col. Pearl Kreklaucaponera and Pat Fisher, IACHIrwin Army Community Hospital is dedicated in taking a proactive approach in the care of its patients. The providers at IACH are committed to meeting health screening needs of their patients before they become an issue. Your chances for living a longer, healthier life improve dramatically MORE

FOR YOUR HEALTH - Which is better: Flu shot or nasal spray vaccine?

October 23, 2013 — Story by: Sgt. Terence Ellis and Zachary McCormic, USAPHCEach year, the influenza or "flu" virus makes millions of people ill worldwide. Children, the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems are at highest risk of developing flu-related complications that can lead to hospitalization or even death. The best way to prevent the MORE

Know ‘red flags’ of dietary supplements

October 10, 2013 — They are lined on grocery and nutrition store shelves with claims to speed weight loss, regulate blood pressure or reduce arthritic pain. Some may know others who have used them or they may have used them themselves, but what dangers do dietary supplements pose? "Before you decide to purchase dietary supplements, do the research and don't make a MORE