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Journal Entry ECMAScript programWhite House initiatives to support military families
The White House has announced new initiatives to support military families in four key areas: overall well-being, education and development of military children, career advancement opportunities for military spouses, and improved childcare.
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Journal EntryTreadmills vs. elliptical machines – which is better?
A look at two gym favorites.
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Journal EntryFollow-up article questions the validity of military's blood test screening for concussions/TBI
Wired Magazine questions the Army's research on concussions and traumatic brain injuries.
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Journal EntryMilitary medical researchers develop blood for screening concussions or mild traumatic brain injury
Can a blood test detect a concussion or TBI?
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Journal EntryOverweight recruits make it tough to fill military ranks
There have been a rash of articles in the news recently focusing on soldier fitness (or lack thereof).
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Journal EntryArmy recruit goes from couch potato to Warfighter
A former couch potato turned disciplined army recruit gets into fighting shape.
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Journal EntryDarpa looking to track troop nutrition
According to a recent article in Wired.com, the Pentagon has taken an interest in monitoring troop nutrition.
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Journal EntryStudies look at the effect of running has on your knees
The October 13, 2010 Health section of the New York Times has an article discussing recent research on knees, arthritis and vigorous exercise.
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Journal EntryHigh-intensity versus long, steady workouts for losing weight
The Montreal Gazette examines this burning question.
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Journal EntryWho wants to wear "toe shoes"?
Vibram’s line of FiveFingers shoes, or VFFs (also known as toe shoes), has become the most controversial item in military running.
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