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How DoD is tackling smoking, alcohol abuse and obesity

Capt. Kim Elenberg, deputy director of the Public Health Service at the Defense Health Agency, discusses what her organization is doing to reduce smoking, alcohol abuse and obesity within the military ranks. On this week's Agency of the Month radio show, Elenberg talks to host Lauren Larson about the nutrition and wellness programs the Pentagon is offering.

Tags: DoD , Agency of the Month , military healthcare , wellness programs , obesity , smoking , Kim Elenberg , DHA , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 04/17/2014, 12:44pm EDT

Navy: Random alcohol tests for sailors in US

The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

Tags: Navy , DoD , Marine Corps , 21st Century Sailor and Marine , Ray Mabus

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 08:02pm EST

Survey: Kids trying to drink begin at home

Unfortunately, kids drink alcohol, but a new survey highlights just how young they start and where they're getting their booze.

Tags: alcohol , underage drinking , Darci Marchese

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 09:07am EST

How to keep kids out of the ER this New Year's

Like it or not, New Year's Eve is associated with alcohol. And that message is making its way to our kids.

Tags: alcohol , Alcohol poisoning , Kristi King , New Year's , New Year's Eve , New Year's Day

Thursday - 12/30/2010, 11:05am EST

New popular alcoholic treat drawing criticism

In the wake of bans on beverages with high levels of caffeine and alcohol, like Four Loko, comes another boozy product that is drawing similar criticism.

Tags: Cream , whipped cream , Four Loko , Food and Drug Administration , MADD , Alcohol poisoning , Veronica Robinson , Paul D. Shinkman

Wednesday - 12/01/2010, 08:24am EST