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					                                                                                                                                                   The Monitor • April 9, 2009 •   31


‘Click to Brick’ brings select exchange AAFES recognized for providing
online merchandise to Bliss PX          multicultural business opportunities
RENEE JONASON                                    prise gift delivered to the house, ‘“Click
Army & Air Force Exchange Service                to Brick”’ is a convenient, yet discreet           CHRIS WARD                                such as volume, consistency and
   Bliss PX shoppers who prefer the              online option.”                                    Army & Air Force Exchange Service         quality of opportunities granted to
ease and comfort of Internet shopping,              Authorized shoppers interested in                  DALLAS – For the third consecu-        women and minority-owned compa-
but not the shipping costs associated            taking advantage of this new, free serv-           tive year, the Army & Air Force           nies. AAFES garnered recognition
with it, can now take advantage of the           ice simply choose “Click to Brick” as              Exchange Service has received acco-       because of its commitment to oppor-
Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s              the shipping address at checkout and               lades from DiversityBusiness.com as       tunity, particularly in the communi-
“Click to Brick” program.                        then select the state and exchange                 one of the nation’s best for multicul-    ties it serves. In fact, in 2008 AAFES
   A service that offers free shipping of        where they would like to pick up the               tural business opportunities, earning     increased its spending with diverse
select exchange online store orders to           item. Shoppers will then be contacted              the number five spot on the “Top          business owners by more than $58
participating exchanges in the continen-         by a PX customer service associate                 Government Organizations” list.           million from the previous year.
tal United States, “Click to Brick”              when their order arrives.                             More than 650,000 diversity busi-         “It’s an honor for AAFES to once
allows convenient in-store access to                Military exchanges have the dual                ness owners had the opportunity to        again be recognized nationally,” said
various items, including some that               mission of providing authorized patrons            participate in the online election that   AAFES Director of Diversity Jeanne
aren’t normally even available in the            with articles of merchandise and servic-           determined the top agencies. The          McDonald. “Ranking fifth on the list
PX. More than 115 items are currently            es and of generating non-appropriated              resulting “Div25” recognizes those        of all government organizations
part of the “Click to Brick” program,            fund earnings as a supplemental source             government agencies that provide the      shows the lengths we go to ensure the
with that number expected to approach            of funding for military Morale, Welfare            best and most business for diversity-     exchange’s product mix mirrors our
500 by year end.                                 and Recreation programs. To find out               owned companies. The business own-        diverse customer base.”
   “We’re bringing the Internet to the           more about the U.S. Armed Forces                   ers based their decisions on factors
exchange,” said the Fort Bliss PX’s              exchanges’ history and missions, visit
General Manager Paula Gunderson.                 aafes.com, usmc-mccs.org, navy-
“Whether you’re looking to save on               nex.com or cg-exchange.com.
shipping charges or don’t want that sur-




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Joy, peace are right at our feet                                                                 Protestant Worship Services
                                                                                                 Center Chapel One (Bldg. 315)
                                                                                                                                                  Religious Schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                      Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Confession . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 p.m.
CHAPLAIN (CAPT.) MATT STUART                       studying the canyon theorize just how the     Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.      Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m.
31st Combat Support Hospital                       Grand Canyon came to be and we might          Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441)                                                     Sunday
                                                                                                 Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m.   Center Chapel 2 (Bldg. 1542)
   My family spent spring break week on            as well have stayed home because we           Center Chapel Four (Bldg. 2498)                                                      Rosary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.
the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It was          missed the grandeur of the canyon, just as    H.O.P.E. Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.     Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 a.m., 11

an experience we will never forget.                surely as the little girl who never looked    Center Chapel Five (Bldg. 5312)                                                      a.m.
                                                                                                 German Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:15 a.m.           Holy Day Of Obligation Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5:30 p.m.
Thousands of people visit the Grand                up from her hand-held treasure.               Sage Hall (Bldg. 311)                                                                Center Chapel 1 (Bldg. 315)
Canyon daily, and yet the atmosphere on                I think that is the way many people       Centurion Gospel Serivce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:45 a.m.          Daily Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:35 a.m.
                                                   approach God. We tell ourselves once we       Biggs Airfield Chapel (Bldg. 11275) . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.                 Holy Day Of Obligation Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:35 a.m.
the rim is almost ‘cathedral.’ All talking                                                       WBAMC Hospital Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 a.m.             WBAMC Catholic Services
stops on the trail. The only noise to be           have it all figured out, when God has         The Rock (Bldg. 195) Chapel with a beat! . . . . . . . .11 a.m.                      Daily Mass (M-F) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:05 p.m.
heard is the clicking of cameras. Every            answered all of our questions about life      McGregor Range Chapel                                                                Saturday
                                                                                                 Sunday Protestant Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.              Hospital Chapel Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m.
step closer to the edge reveals more. Each         and death, then we will believe. We end       Sunday Latter Day Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.             Sunday
stopping point along the rim is new and            up missing all of the joy and peace God       Protestant Religious Activities                                                      Hospital Chapel Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8:30 a.m.,
different. The Grand Canyon is truly an            puts in our way just for us. We never         Sunday                                                                               11:30 a.m.
                                                                                                 Children’s Church, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:15 a.m.             German Catholic Services
awesome sight to see.                              experience the joy that comes from            Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 451) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:15 a.m.             Sunday
   And there we stood among the hum-               knowing and trusting Him.                     Sunday School, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.               Chapel 5, Robert E. Lee Road (Bldg. 5312) . . . . . . . .10:30 a.m.

bled and awed when we heard this 4-                    The apostle Paul wrote these words to     Sunday School, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.                    McGregor Range Catholic Services
                                                                                                 Monday                                                                               Saturday
year-old voice behind us say, “Oh look …           the church at Rome almost 2,000 years         Handbell Choir, Bldg. 444 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.          Catholic Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 p.m.
a penny!”                                          ago:                                          Tuesday                                                                              Catholic Religious Activities
                                                                                                 Adult Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m.              Center Chapel 2 - Contemporary Mass . . . . . . . . . . .4 p.m.
   She picked it up and was so thrilled                “Oh the depth of the riches of the wis-   Single Soldier Bible Study, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . .6:30 p.m.                     Sunday
with her find that she never noticed the           dom and knowledge of God. How                 Choir Rehearsal, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m.                Religious Formation, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
geological wonder dominating the land-             unsearchable are His judgments, and His       Wednesday                                                                            RCIA, Bldg. 451 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                 Adult Choir Rehearsal, CC1 (Bldg. 440) . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.                   Adult Bible Study, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
scape in front of her.                             paths are beyond tracing out. Who has         Children’s/Teen Choir, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . .5:30 p.m.                  Adult Confirmation, Bldg. 451 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:45 a.m.
   I think that is the way many people             known the mind of the Lord? Or who has        PWOC, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m.           Liturgy Of The Word/Child., CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . . . . . .11:30 a.m.
approach life. Some of us are so deter-            been His counselor? Who has ever given        Adult Bible Study, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . .7 p.m.                    Monday
                                                                                                 LDS Bible Study, CC3 (Bldg. 1441) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m.               Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .6:30 p.m.
mined to understand it all; to see the big         to God that God should repay him? For         Thursday                                                                             Tuesday
picture that we miss the little things in life     from Him and through Him and to Him           Worship Band Rehearsal, Hope (Bldg. 2498) . . . . . .7 p.m.                          Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .7 p.m.
                                                   are all things. To Him be the glory forev-    Bible Study, Sage Hall (Bldg. 331) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m.               Friday
that are there simply for our pleasure. We                                                       Choir Rehearsal, Biggs Chapel (Bldg. 11275) . . . . . .7 p.m.                        MCCW, CC1 (Bldg. 449) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.
become so accustomed to those little               er. Amen.”                                    Saturday                                                                             Saturday
things that we walk right past them. Our               I invite you to come to the Easter        1st Sat PMOC Bible Study, CC1 (Bldg. 440) . . . . . . .8 a.m.                        Catholic Mass Choir Rehearsal, CC2 (Bldg. 1542) . .10 a.m.
                                                                                                 Battle Cry Youth Group                                                               Islamic and Jewish Services
professions and our pursuits take prece-           Sunrise Service on Noel Parade field at       Sunday, Youth Center (Bldg. 195) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 to 6 p.m.            Jummuh (Islamic Service)
dence over our relationships.                      6:30 a.m. Sunday. The time is early, and it   Thursday, Biggs Chapel Annex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:30 to             Friday, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12:30 p.m.
   We tell ourselves once we have life all         will probably be cold, but you will be sur-   7:30 p.m.                                                                            (MST), 1:30 p.m. (DST)
                                                                                                 Friday, Home School Edition (Bldg. 195) . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m.                Ta’aleem (Islamic Teaching)
figured out, then we will take the time to         rounded by others just like yourself who      to 1 p.m.                                                                            Tuesday, Bldg. 442 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6:30 p.m.
enjoy it. So we spend our time listening to        are walking by faith and not by sight.        Catholic Worship Services                                                            Jewish Service
                                                                                                 Saturday                                                                             Friday, Center Chapel Three (Bldg. 1441) . . . . . . . . .8 p.m.
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                                                 Mission                                                                                                             Sunday
                                                 Pastoral Teaching             8:15 p.m.                                                                        9am Sunday School
 THURSDAY                                                                                                                                                         10am Worship
 Prayer                      7:00 p.m.                 “Hear the
 Brotherhood/                7:30 p.m.                                                                                                                             Wednesday
 Youth Night                                          Word & Live”                                                                                               7pm Bible Study
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                                                                                                                                Kid’s Church
                                                                                                                                                 10:30am
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                                                                                                                                                           Royal Rangers
                                                                                                                                                           Missionettes 7:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                    W.M. Joy fellowship dinner - 2nd Mon. 6:30pm
                                                                                                                                                                                    W.M. Craft Day - 3rd Sat. 10:00am
 8:30 am          Traditional Service* with choir    *Nursery & Sunday School offered                                           Eve. Worship     6:00pm                             Resurrected Life - every Fri. 7:00pm
 10:00 am         Adult Education Classes*                                                                                      Jr. Bible Quiz   6:00pm    **nursery provided for all services**
                                                             Spirit-filled worship...
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                                                                                                                                 April 9 -  Maundy Thursday, 7pm
                                                             - Stations of the Cross

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  Evangelist Marilyn Johnson
                                             Worship Service: 11am                                                                           “Your church home in Northeast El Paso”
                                             Prayer & Bible Study: Wednesday 7pm                                                Sunday Fellowship 9:15 a.m.        Sunday School for All 9:45 a.m.
                                                               526-2409                                                         Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.         Evening Worship       6:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                  Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m.
                                                          8500 DYER, STE. 34                                                             www.sbcelpaso.org   •    skyline@sbcelpaso.org
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                                                                                                                                                                                       Worship Service              11:00am
                                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday
            11845 Bob Mitchell Dr.                                                                                                                                                     Ladies Bible Study           10:00am
                (915)855-9896                                                                                                                                                          Prayer Service                7:00pm
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Sunday Worship Times:               Wednesday Worship: 7:00pm                                                                                                                          Family Training Hour 7:00pm
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Worship          10:30am            Salturdays 6pm &
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Evening Worship 5:00pm              Sundays 8am                             Cactus Moore James Jones, Jr.    Lonnie Tapscott               (915) 474-3975                                      Military Program
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                                                             Located on the corner of
                                                           Gateway South and E. Yandell
                                                                                                                   Holy Week Services
                                                              At the Spaghetti Bowl                              Protestant Services                                        Catholic Services
                                                                                                                     Palm Sunday services                                          Center Chapel 2
             Pentecostal Assemblies of the World                       (P.A. of W.)                                          Sunday                                                 Holy Thursday
Sunday: Sunday School 10:00am                                                                                          Hope Chapel 9 a.m.                                         Today at 5:30 p.m.
Morning Worship 11:30am                                                               Prayer 6:30-7:00pm           Maudy Thursday services
Evening Worship 7:00pm                                                                Sunday, Tuesday &                       Today                                   Good Friday “Stations of the cross”
                                                                                                                     Biggs Chapel 6:30 p.m.                                    Friday at 3 p.m.
Tuesday Evangelistic Service 7:00pm                                                       Thursday
                                                                                                                  Center Chapel 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Thursday Bible Class 7:00pm                                                                                                                                                     Good Friday services
                                                                                                                      Good Friday services
Everyone Welcome                  Pastor: Clayton Carr, Co-Pastor: D. Washington                                              Friday                                             Friday at 5:30 p.m.
     4131 East Yandell Drive • El Paso, Texas 79903 Ph. 346-4448                                                     Biggs Chapel 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                  Center Chapel 1 at 11:30 a.m.                            Holy Saturday - Easter Vigil
                                                                                                                       Sage Hall at 7 p.m.                                      Saturday at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                         Easter services
                                                                                                                             Sunday                                            Easter Sunday masses
                                                                                                                      Biggs Chapel 10 a.m.                                             Sunday
                                                                                                                   Center Chapel 1 at 10 a.m.                                      8 and 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                      Hope Chapel at 9 a.m.
                                                                                                                      Sage Hall at 8:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                     Easter Sunrise Service
                                                                                                                     Noel Field at 6:30 a.m.




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36 • The Monitor • April 9, 2009




Healthbeat
Access to Care initiative taking steps toward improvement
Off Duty
  TRICARE
  Management Activity
     FALLS CHURCH, Va. – The Army
  Surgeon General recognizes that
  Access To Care is not where it should
                                              1.6 million. The most immediate
                                              shortfall for primary care providers is
                                              at 12 Army installations, and the Army
                                              Surgeon General has provided the
                                              funding for those MTFs to hire the
                                              provider and support staff.
                                                                                          calls in the appointment call center’s
                                                                                          queue answered within 90 seconds,
                                                                                          have 80 percent of all primary care
                                                                                          appointments on TRICARE Online for
                                                                                          Internet booking, and to provide fol-
                                                                                          low-up appointments during the health
                                                                                                                                       methodology for accounting for all
                                                                                                                                       beneficiary requests for access to pri-
                                                                                                                                       mary care. Knowing who is requesting
                                                                                                                                       care, but not given an appointment at
                                                                                                                                       the MTF immediately, is just as impor-
                                                                                                                                       tant as knowing who did receive care.
  be at all military treatment facilities




Sports
  and is taking aggressive steps to              Ensuring Army military treatment         care visit or place beneficiaries on an      This detailed accounting will enable
  improve access and ensure that benefi-      facilities’ capabilities are aligned with   automated appointment scheduling             the MTF to make appropriate adjust-
  ciaries have access to quality care.        the number of beneficiaries they are        list.                                        ments in enrollment and clinic sched-
  Access is when our beneficiaries have       charged to provide care for is the crit-        Army MTFs will optimize usage of         ules.
  the right provider, at the right time, in   ical factor to improving access. The        the TRICARE contract. The Assistant             While there are many areas under
  the right venue.                            number of beneficiaries enrolled to an      Secretary of Defense for Health              current review that will enhance
     Several factors have contributed to      MTF must not exceed the MTF’s               Affairs has published a policy that          access to care, the Army Surgeon
  what military health care providers         capacity. Over-enrollment at an MTF         requires military treatment facilities to    General and his MTF commanders are
  across the services acknowledge are         results in frustration for both the bene-   “offer the beneficiary a timely referral     working hard to identify all Access To




Timeline
  barriers to efficient and effective         ficiaries and the health care team. The     to obtain treatment in the TRICARE           Care barriers and fix them; fully real-
  access to care. Most notable is the high    second component is ensuring Primary        private-sector network,” if the MTF is       izing that some will have relatively
  number of war wounded and injured           Care Managers are available for clinic      unable to provide access to care with-       simple solutions, while others are
  since hostilities began more than six       time to meet the demand of the              in established standards.                    more complex and will require more
  years ago. This situation is amplified      enrolled population. We make a com-             MEDCOM also recognizes how               time.
  by a military health care system that       mitment to provide health care within       important it is for our patients to             These efforts will result in marked-
  was already understaffed and ill-           DoD-established access standards            understand the various ways to obtain        ly improved access and provide MTF
  equipped for the volume of war relat-       when beneficiaries choose to enroll to      care and the processes involved,             commanders with the tools for main-




Spotlight
  ed injuries. Furthermore, our already       the MTF.                                    including how to obtain appointments         taining situational awareness so they
  stretched system was further stressed          There are key areas in our system        by phone, via the Internet (TRICARE          can make the appropriate adjustments
  by a growing beneficiary population         we have identified as friction points       Online) and more. MEDCOM will                to provide care at the MTF or give the
  of active duty and Reserve-component        that must be addressed and they are:        standardize Access To Care informa-          beneficiary the choice of receiving
  military family members and retirees        phone service, online appointments          tion on all MTF Web sites and in ben-        care in the TRICARE civilian net-
  and their family members. To date,          and follow-up appointments. The             eficiary information handouts provid-        work.
  beneficiaries enrolled in Army mili-        Army Medical Command’s policy is            ed during enrollment.
  tary treatment facilities total more than   to have 90 percent of appointment               Finally, MEDCOM is establishing a




On Point Keep healthy heart for healthy life                                              TRICARE
                                                                                          Management Activity
                                                                                              FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Heart dis-
                                                                                                                                           Reduce high cholesterol
                                                                                                                                           High cholesterol can also be reduced
                                                                                                                                        with a healthy eating plan, exercise and
                                                                                          ease is the number one cause of death in      shedding excess weight. If these are not
                                                                                          the United States. According to the           enough to lower the cholesterol level,




Happenings
                                                                                          Centers for Disease Control and               there are medications that may help.
                                                                                          Prevention, almost 700,000 people die            Aim for a healthy weight
                                                                                          from heart disease in the U.S. each year.        For anyone overweight, there is an
                                                                                          February was American Heart Month             increased chance of having a heart
                                                                                          and TRICARE encourages all benefici-          attack. According to the NIH, even a 10
                                                                                          aries to reduce their risks for developing    percent weight loss can help lower the
                                                                                          heart disease. American Heart Month is        risk of developing cardiovascular dis-
                                                                                          the perfect time to learn about cardiovas-    ease. For losing excess weight, TRI-
                                                                                                                                        CARE recommends beneficiaries talk




Back front
                                                                                          cular health, risk factors and warning
                                                                                          signs of heart disease. It’s also a great     with their PCM about developing a
                                                                                          time to evaluate lifestyle choices to         healthy and successful plan.
                                                                                          ensure a healthy heart.                          Visit www.tricare.mil/getfit for infor-
                                                                                              The National Institute of Health lists    mation and links to better nutrition, exer-
                                                                                          six key steps to help reduce the risk of      cise and more.
                                                                                          heart attack:                                    Be physically active every day
                                                                                              •Stop smoking                                The NIH suggests 30 minutes of a




Go Youth
                                                                                              •Reduce high blood pressure               moderate-intensity exercise on most
                                                                                              •Reduce high cholesterol                  days, preferably each day of the week.
                                                                                              •Aim for a healthy weight                 Exercise reduces the risk of heart-related
                                                                                              •Be physically active each day            problems, including heart attacks.
                                                                                              •Manage diabetes                          Exercise can also improve cholesterol
                                                                                              Stop smoking                              levels, help control high blood pressure
                                                                                              Smoking cigarettes significantly          and manage weight gain, and can help
                                                                                          increases the risk of heart attacks in men    control diabetes. TRICARE suggests

Team
Bliss Outlook
                                                                                          and women. Talking with a primary care        beneficiaries talk with their PCM before
                                                                                          manager to develop an action plan will        starting an exercise program. Visit
                                                                                          help ensure success in efforts to quit        www.health.gov/ paguidelines to find
                                                                                          smoking, and the Department of Defense        out more about physical activity guide-
                                                                                          has a program that is only a click away       lines for Americans.
                                                                                          online. The Web site, http://www.ucan-           Manage diabetes
                                                                                          quit2.org, provides resources to help            The same lifestyle changes that
                                                                                          with quitting, every step of the way.         reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure
                                                                                              Reduce high blood pressure                and excess weight will also help manage
                                                                                              High blood pressure, also known as        diabetes. Diabetes affects more than 16
                                                                                          hypertension, forces the heart to work        million Americans, and up to 75 percent
                                                                                          harder and increases the risk of develop-     of those with diabetes develop heart dis-
                                                                                          ing heart disease, kidney disease and         ease.
                                                                                          stroke. To help prevent or control high          Visit www.americanheart.org, or,
                                                                                          blood pressure, the NIH recommends            www.cdc.gov/heartdisease for more
                                                                                          losing excess weight, exercising regular-     information about heart health. Make
                                                                                          ly, following a heart-healthy eating plan     every month American Heart Month for
                                                                        COURTESY PHOTO    that includes foods lower in salt and         a healthy life.
Staff Sgt. Shonna Young runs to maintain cardiovascular health and a                      sodium, limiting alcohol intake and tak-
healthy weight on a track near Beaumont Army Medical Center.                              ing prescribed medication.
                                                                                                                                                              The Monitor • April 9, 2009 •         37




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                                                                                                           DR. (MAJ.) MARK HARRINGTON                    and feet (especially in the webs of skin
   SE HABLA ESPAÑOL                         2301 NORTH LEE TREVINO                                         McAfee U.S. Army Health Clinic                between the fingers and toes), the inside
   CALL 24 HOURS                           (One Block North of Hanks High School)                             We have noted a few cases of scabies       of the wrists and in the folds of the
591-1343                           Open Mon. from 4-8 PM; Tues., Thurs., Fri. from 9-5 P.M.                in the Fort Bliss and White Sands
                                                                                                           Missile Range community. To prevent
                                                                                                                                                         arms. Scabies, however, can affect just
                                                                                                                                                         about any part of the body. The rash
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                                                                                                           any undue alarm, the following infor-         appears as small, red, itchy bumps or
                                                                                                           mation is being put out to educate the        blisters that may be filled with fluid and
                                                                                                           community about scabies.                      break when they are scratched. Itched
                                                                                                              Scabies is a common skin infection         skin frequently becomes rough, scaly,
                                                                                                           caused by a tiny mite that lives in or just   or scabbed and may become secondari-
           “Brush your teeth                                                                               below the surface of the skin. The            ly infected by bacteria.
         twice a day - visit your                                                                          female mite burrows in the outer layers          Scabies needs to be treated by your
          dentist twice a year.”                                                                           of the skin and lays her eggs during her      doctor. Several lotions are available to
                                                                                                           two-month lifecycle. After the eggs           treat scabies. The lotion is applied from
   NEW PATIENTS WELCOME                                                                                    hatch, the mites come to the surface of       head to toe, and application is usually
                                                                                                           the skin to mate and start the cycle over     repeated in one week. It usually takes
          GENERAL DENTISTRY                                                                                again.
                                                                                                              Scabies is common and can affect all
                                                                                                                                                         only 24 to 48 hours for the lotion to kill
                                                                                                                                                         the mites, but the itching may remain
          AND ORTHODONTICS                                                                                 people regardless of age, sex, race or
                                                                                                           level of personal cleanliness. It is most
                                                                                                                                                         for weeks. If one member of the family
                                                                                                                                                         has scabies, the entire family should be
                   TRANSFER CASES WELCOME!                                                                                                               treated. Clothing, bedding and towels
                                                                                                           common in people engaged in close
                                                                                                           physical contact with others. Direct          should be washed in hot water. Each
                                                                                                           physical contact, like holding hands, is      room in the house should be vacuumed
                                                                                                           the most common way for scabies to be         and the bag thrown away.
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                                                                                                           transmitted. Scabies can live for two to         To successfully eliminate scabies in
                                                                                                           three days in clothing, bedding or dust,      the household, it is recommended that
       5665 Transmountain                                                    751-7779                      so it’s possible to catch scabies from        you change the bedding often, wash
                           Patrick Mitchell, D.D.S.                                                        another person who shares the same            worn clothes in the hottest water possi-
We are now a “latex-free” office                                          Office Hours: 9a.m. - 5p.m.      bed, linens, towels or clothes.               ble and dry-clean items that cannot be
                                                                                                              The most common symptom of sca-            washed. Infested persons should be
                                                                                                           bies is itching, particularly at night.       excluded from school or childcare until
                                                                                                           Itching is caused by the skin’s reaction      after starting treatment.
                                                                                                           to the mites, eggs and fecal deposits            If you think you or a family member
                                                                                                           under the skin. The areas of the body         has scabies, make an appointment with
                                                                                                           most commonly affected are the hands          your health care provider.
38 • The Monitor • April 9, 2009


Frequently asked questions about traumatic brain injuries, Part 2
COMPILED BY CLARENCE DAVIS III                                    Q: How many Soldiers suffer brain injuries as a
WBAMC Public Affairs                                           result of combat? Is it really the signature injury of
   Q: Can you describe the different types of brain            the current wars?
injuries; how they occur; how they are diagnosed                  A: According to data from the Defense and Veterans
and treated; and how they can be prevented?                    Brain Injury Center, 33 percent of patients who needed
   A: Mild TBI (concussion) is difficult to diagnose on        medical evaluation for battle-related injuries from the-
the battlefield, as is true in civilian life. The equivalent   ater to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008 had
situation may be a concussion on the football field.           traumatic brain injury. Cumulatively, DVBIC sites
These events, not necessarily associated with loss of          have seen 9,100 patients with TBI. Some patients are
consciousness, can be more difficult to detect.                seen at a military treatment facility and later referred to
   Moderate TBI is usually clearly recognizable, with          a VA site and/or the DVBIC community reentry pro-
an event-related period of loss of consciousness and           gram. It is neither objective nor official to place a label
clearly observable deficits, such as ongoing confusion         such as “signature injury” on the current wars.
for days to a week. Most of the servicemembers identi-            The percentage breakdown for the Army is:
fied with moderate TBI are evaluated at theater-level             Concussions: 89 percent
medical facilities and evacuated back to the U.S. for             Moderate: 5 percent                                        trating injury, treatment will involve a diverse team of
further evaluation and care. It is possible, however, for         Severe: 3 percent                                          specialists including case managers, nurses, doctors,
some with moderate TBI to be missed.                              Penetrating: 3 percent                                     surgeons, social workers and rehabilitation experts.
   Severe TBI is obvious. It is treated in standard ways          Q: What is the treatment for brain injuries?               Treatment typically starts during acute hospitalization
in-theater by neurosurgeons. The Joint Theater Trauma             A: The primary treatment for a concussion is reas-         and, depending on the severity of the injury, can con-
System, an in-theater trauma care regulating system,           surance, education about what a concussion is, what to        tinue for months or even years after the injury in vari-
helps ensure casualties with a severe head injury are          expect during recovery and protection from sustaining         ous settings such as inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient
treated at a theater medical facility with neurosurgical       a second injury before the brain heals.                       rehabilitation, home care and long-term care.
capability. These injured servicemembers are given                For patients who have persistent symptoms after a             For patients who have persistent symptoms after a
immediate emergency surgical treatment as required.            concussion, treatment may include evaluations and             concussion and for those who sustain moderate, severe
   They then receive ongoing treatment stateside either        possibly treatment by specialists such as neuropsychol-       or penetrating injuries, family members and significant
at a military medical center, or at one of four                ogists, speech and language pathologists, neurologists,       others are included in the treatment programs. This
Department of Veterans Affairs Polytrauma Centers.             occupational therapists, physical therapists, ophthal-        external support is encouraged to support return to suc-
   Penetrating is not mild, moderate or severe for a ser-      mologists, optometrists and audiologists. These spe-          cessful daily living through consultation and participa-
vicemember who sustains an open head injury that pen-          cialists evaluate impairments and develop individual-         tion in learning self-care/coping, life-skills and com-
etrates the dura of the brain via a bullet or fragments        ized interventions. They introduce patients to cogni-         munity reintegration strategies.
from a blast.                                                  tive, behavioral and learning strategies that prepare
   Prevention is based on education, training, advances        them to successfully engage in daily living activities at        [Editor’s note: This article is the second in a series
in protective gear and operational techniques when in          home, at work or in a classroom.                              covering the many questions related to traumatic brain
high-risk situations/locales.                                     For patients who have a moderate, severe or pene-          injuries.]




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Colorectal cancer preventable
with early detection, diagnosis
1ST LT. ANDREW OTTO, RD                         women and 72,800 men were diagnosed
WBAMC Nutrition Care Division                   with colorectal cancer. African
    March was designated as Colorectal          Americans are actually more likely to be
Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal              diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the
cancer damages the cells of the colon or        later stages of the disease and often at a
rectum and is the second leading cause of       younger age than other ethnic groups.
cancer deaths in the United States every           Preventing colorectal cancer is possi-
year. Nearly 150,000 Americans will get         ble and is much more desirable than treat-
colorectal cancer this year and more than       ing it. As with many medical conditions,
57,000 will die from it. The good news is       prevention comes in the form of diet,
                                                                                                                                                           ILYA SLOAN, ARIZONA CANCER CENTER
that if detected early, it is one of the most   exercise, weight control and avoiding
                                                tobacco.                                        The Super Colon is a 20-foot long, eight-foot high inflatable replica of a
preventable cancers since it develops
                                                   Consuming foods high in fiber such as        human colon. Visitors can walk through the inflatable and see examples of
from polyps that can be surgically                                                              healthy tissues, tissue with non-malignant colorectal diseases, colorectal
removed before they become cancerous.           fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and
                                                                                                polyps and various stages of colorectal cancer. The Super Colon serves as
    Many believe that this cancer is usual-     whole grains is a key dietary prevention
                                                                                                an educational tool and travels across the country to teach the impor-
ly fatal, which is not the case when            factor. Aim to eat five or more servings of     tance of colorectal cancer screening.
detected early. More than 90 percent of         fresh fruits and vegetables per day. While
patients who are diagnosed with colorec-        100 percent juice contains many of the          men and women. The recommended                sumption is equal to one drink per day for
tal cancer confined to the colon will sur-      same vitamins and minerals as their fresh       intake for most individuals is 1,000 to       women and up to two drinks per day for
vive five or more years after the diagno-       counterparts, they have little fiber. Use       1,200 milligrams daily, which equates to      men. Each drink is equivalent to a 12-
sis.                                            the nutrition facts label on bread, cereal,     about three servings of cheese, yogurt,       ounce beer, 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5-
    Colorectal cancer is detected with a        beans and other grains to look up fiber         milk or calcium-fortified orange juice.       ounce shot of hard liquor. More than this
procedure called a colonoscopy, where           content. Fiber is listed under the total car-   Choosing fat-free dairy products to help      amount increases a woman’s risk for
the doctor can look inside your colon and       bohydrate category. Products with 3 or          reduce overall saturated fat intake will      breast cancer and everyone’s risk for col-
actually see and remove polyps. The             more grams of fiber per serving can be          also help reduce colorectal cancer risk.      orectal cancer. Alcohol servings should
colonoscopy should be performed every           considered high-fiber products.                     Being physically active and exercising    not be saved across the week for use on
10 years starting at age 50. Individuals at        Limit consumption of red meat and            regularly is another recommendation for       the weekend.
greater risk for colorectal cancer (older       processed meat, including beef, pork, hot       reducing the risk of colorectal cancer and       Early detection is the key to successful
than 50, tobacco users, obese, sedentary,       dogs, cold cuts and bologna. Both contain       many other health complications. The          treatment and recovery. If you are consid-
family history of colon cancer or any           nitrates, which is a compound thought to        current exercise recommendation from          ered at risk for colorectal cancer either by
other disease involving the intestines)         be a carcinogen or cancer-causing agent.        the American College of Sports Medicine       age, genetics or lifestyle risk factors, talk
should get screened earlier. Blood in the          Recently the American Cancer Society         is at least 30 minutes per day most days of   to your doctor about getting screened. A
stool is another indicator for earlier          released a study that indicates there may       the week or 150 minutes per week.             colonoscopy is not fun, but neither is the
screening.                                      be a link between calcium and a reduced             Another recommendation in risk            alternative.
    Many also assume colorectal cancer is       risk of colorectal cancer. The study states     reduction is to avoid all forms of tobacco.      For any questions regarding the
a disease of older white men. An equal          that consuming the Institute of Medicine        One third of all cancers are related to       dietary factors for prevention of colorec-
number of men and women get colorectal          daily recommendation for calcium may            tobacco use. If you choose to drink, do so    tal cancer, contact the Nutrition Care
cancer. In 2006, an estimated 75,810            lower the risk of colorectal cancer in both     in moderation. Moderate alcohol con-          Outpatient Clinic at 569-3521.




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