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Journal Entry Troff documentHelp or hindrance? Market for melatonin-laced brownie snacks persists
Lazy Cakes, Kush Cakes and Lulla Pies are the names of melatonin-laced snacks that have been in the news lately as an anti-dote to the trend of energy/caffeinated powered beverages and products. But the research on whether they are safe, or that they actually work, has not been established.
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Journal EntryHPRC at the DoD/USDA Family Resilience Conference
Representatives of the HPRC, DCoE, and USUHS presented a workshop on a new model for military family fitness at a conference in April.
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Journal EntryMilitary Spouse Appreciation Day
Military spouses are adaptable, committed, courageous, the backbone of the military family and the key to the success of the Warfighter's military performance.
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Journal EntryNavy fitness through NOFFS
This Navy fitness program focuses on basic and performance nutrition alongside physical training exercises designed to target operational tasks and reduce injuries.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programLazy Cakes: Brownies – or something else?
With added melatonin to help you relax, this is no typical brownie.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsFDA Alert: Recall of E. coli contaminated hazelnuts
The FDA posted an alert on an E. coli outbreak that has caused at least 7 illnesses in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin that involves hazelnuts likely grown and harvested in Oregon.
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Journal Entry text/texmacsArmy revamps its yearly physical fitness tests
The U.S. Army retools the yearly physical fitness tests with more practical exercises geared to really getting soldiers in fighting shape.
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Journal Entry ECMAScript programAre military mess halls hurting our Armed Forces?
Slate.com has an opinion piece on the Army's "Soldier Athlete" food program that was initiated last fall.
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Journal EntryNew York Times: "Serious dangers" of alcoholic energy drinks
A recent New York Times article reports that scientists are worried about highly caffeinated beverages like Red Bull, Rockstar, Monster and Full Throttle, which are popular among teenagers and young adults.
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Journal EntryFirst Lady takes health initiative to Army base
First lady Michelle Obama called on parents, schools, workplaces and the military to combat America's obesity epidemic in a recent visit to Fort Jackson.
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