Health Beat

Photo: C. Todd Lopez, U.S. Army

Army launches holistic health and fitness initiative

Currently one in 20 Soldiers fails the Army Physical Fitness Test annually and 13 percent of Soldiers are clinically obese,

September 12, 2017 ×
Lt. Lee-Anne LaFleur, a nurse with Labor and Delivery, Naval Hospital Pensacola, helps a new mother with breastfeeding her infant at the hospital, July 29. Breastfeeding provides countless benefits that continue throughout a child’s life. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class James Stenberg, Naval Hospital Pensacola.

Experts recommend breastfeeding as best choice for mother & baby health

Suggestions passed on by military moms that have been successful, plus tips and healthy reasons for breastfeeding up to at least six months.

August 10, 2017 ×
Lactation Room Locations, Policy in Stuttgart

Lactation Room Locations, Policy in Stuttgart

Each working installation has public lactation rooms. View the policies and FAQ for breastfeeding mothers.

August 1, 2017 ×
Tick season is here: tips to avoid, test ticks

Tick season is here: tips to avoid, test ticks

The transmission of lyme disease peaks during the months of May to August, however, ticks have been out since February this year.

June 28, 2017 ×
Summer in Germany: Wasps, bees and hornets

Summer in Germany: Wasps, bees and hornets

Wasps are very common insects during summertime, however, it is not permissible to kill insects by law in Germany.

June 13, 2017 ×
Photo Credit: Courtesy of NOAAThose performing heavy physical activity in the heat should drink two to four glasses of cool fluid each hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These fluids should be non-alcoholic and not contain large amounts of sugar, as alcoholic and high-sugar drinks can cause the body to lose fluids. (Courtesy of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration)

Staying cool in Germany without AC

Even without air conditioning, there are several ways to beat the heat.

June 2, 2017 ×
Some family members vulnerable to measles outbreaks in Europe

Some family members vulnerable to measles outbreaks in Europe

Stuttgart Health Clinic Appointment Line DSN: 590-2900/civ. 06371-9464-2900.

May 11, 2017 ×
Stuttgart launches garrison workforce Civilian Fitness Program

Stuttgart launches garrison workforce Civilian Fitness Program

Garrison workforce full-time civilian employees can now sign up for the Civilian Fitness Program.

May 8, 2017 ×
Skin Cancer Awareness: Early detection is key

Skin Cancer Awareness: Early detection is key

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Raise awareness and help people take action to prevent or detect it.

May 3, 2017 ×
Tips to avoid exposure from bank vole rodents in Germany

Tips to avoid exposure from bank vole rodents in Germany

Hantavirus is an infection transmitted to humans from rodents, such as the Red Bank Vole found in Germany.

May 2, 2017 ×
STD rates higher among US military members

STD rates higher among US military members

CDC data for 3 nationally-reported STDs—chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis—show staggering numbers.

April 19, 2017 ×
Tips to cut down on drinking

Tips to cut down on drinking

How do you know if you drink too much?

April 18, 2017 ×