What has four chambers, is about the size of a fist and can mean the difference between life and death? It’s the heart, a vital organ that beats about 100,000 times a day pumping life sustaining blood throughout the body. The human heart is always on duty, pumping 24/7 as long as a person is alive.

Blood runs through every service member defending the country, every civilian supporting their mission, and every family member and friend who loves them. Having a medically ready force for the Department of Defense means paying attention to the organ that pumps this blood: the heart.


January often brings an influx of new people to Fort Campbell’s eight physical fitness centers, but trainers and staff say New Year resolutions to lose weight or get in better shape aren’t always the answer.

Vitamin D is essential to building and maintaining strong bones, health experts say. Yet so many Americans — women, in particular — aren’t getting enough of it that in a report to the secretaries of the departments of Agriculture, and Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines Advisory Co…

While healthy living is essential to all military personnel and civilians, there are some health concerns that affect women differently than men, sometimes with more life-threatening consequences.