Topic: Honolulu HI
Written by Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer
Peoria, IL – A cyber transport systems specialist with Peoria’s 264th Combat Communications Squadron returned home in November from the fight against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. There, he and his unit led the way in building up communications for hospital training centers as part of Operation United Assistance.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Springsteen, a Chicago suburb native, was augmenting the Joint Communications Support Element at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, when he was handpicked for deployment to Liberia.
Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – Astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth. Kepler-78b whizzes around its host star every 8.5 hours, making it a blazing inferno and not suitable for life as we know it. The results are published in two papers in the journal Nature.
“The news arrived in grand style with the message: ‘Kepler-10b has a baby brother,'” said Natalie Batalha, Kepler mission scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. Batalha led the team that discovered Kepler-10b, a larger but also rocky planet identified by NASA’s Kepler spacecraft.
African-Americans are five times more likely to eat Southern foods, which may help explain their higher stroke risk.
Honolulu, HI – Eating Southern-style foods may be linked to a higher risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.
In the first large-scale study on the relationship between Southern foods and stroke, researchers characterized a Southern diet by a high intake of foods such as fried chicken, fried fish, fried potatoes, bacon, ham, liver and gizzards, and sugary drinks such as sweet tea. In addition to being high in fat, fried foods tend to be heavily salted. «Read the rest of this article»
American Stroke Association Reports Smoking marijuana associated with higher stroke risk in young adults
Honolulu, HI – Marijuana, the most widely used illicit drug, may double stroke risk in young adults, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.
In a New Zealand study, ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients were 2.3 times more likely to have cannabis, also known as marijuana, detected in urine tests as other age and sex matched patients, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»
The ancient Chinese martial art helped survivors achieve and maintain balance to aid stroke recovery.
Compared to survivors receiving usual care or participating in a national fitness program for Medicare-eligible adults called SilverSneakers®, those practicing Tai Chi had the fewest falls.
Tai Chi is a martial art dating back to ancient China. It includes physical movements, mental concentration and relaxed breathing. «Read the rest of this article»
American Heart Association Report shows Traumatic brain injury complications common among U.S. combat soldiers
A transcranial Doppler is a non-invasive, inexpensive and portable way to assess these complications.
Honolulu, HI – U.S. soldiers in combat often suffer constricted blood vessels and increased pressure in the brain — significant complications of traumatic brain injuries, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2013.
“Research shows that traumatic brain injury is a hallmark of recent military conflicts, affecting nearly a third of all wounded soldiers,” said Alexander Razumovsky, Ph.D., lead researcher and director of Sentient NeuroCare Services in Hunt Valley, MD. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Several faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University announce their recent professional and scholarly activities.
Rose Austin, bursar, received the PeayFormance Partner Award. The Enrollment Management and Academic Support presents this award quarterly to faculty, staff or administrators who work in partnership with EMAS staff to demonstrate excellent service. «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – To say Marc DiBernardo runs for a reason is an understatement. On Saturday, October 15th, this Fort Campbell Soldier will run in the Go Commando Half Marathon presented by CDE Lightband in hopes of breaking his second world record. His mission is to bring awareness to Team Red, White & Blue, a non-profit organization committed to wounded veterans and their families.
DiBernardo began running when he joined the military in 2002. However, he soon took running to a new level. Each time he enters an event, DiBernardo wears a unique piece of racing equipment, a gas mask. What started as a lighthearted approach to fitness turned into a passion. DiBernardo has participated in several military challenge competitions, including Fort Campbell’s ‘Toughest Air Assault Competition’ in 2007. Now he has set his sights to Go Commando and he’s bringing the mask with him.
Written by U.S. Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Soldiers, Afghan National Security Force soldiers and local Afghan dignitaries gathered to witness the transfer of authority ceremony, in which Task Force Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, relinquished their battle space to Task Force Bronco, 3rd BCT, 25th Infantry Division, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 3rd.
Task Force Bastogne, out of Fort Campbell, KY, controlled the Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan Provinces of Regional Command-East for the last year. Task Force Bronco, out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, will assume responsibility of the area for the next year, minus Laghman Province.
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