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  • Col. Scott A. Mower | Commander, Munson Army Health Center
    At the time I am writing this message, we are less than 75 days out from Christmas. I and the entire Munson Army Health Center team want to wish you a very happy holiday season.
    In the interest of spreading holiday cheer rather than the flu virus, we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated against the flu now before embarking upon their holiday travels. Though MAHC kicked off its annual flu vaccination campaign Oct. 9, there are still plenty of doses of vaccine available. Those desiring their vaccinations at MAHC can drop by the Readiness Center on the first floor of the main building from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a shot. We will also be offering immunizations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Post Exchange lobby and will have a drive-through flu clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Post Theater for those interested in receiving their flu shot offsite.
    Fruit cake, turkey and eggnog are synonymous with the holiday season. Unfortunately, these foods are also high in calories and can wreck our dieting plans. For those interested in shedding unwanted pounds and taking control of their health, MAHC and the Army Wellness Center have launched a “Wellness for Life” Program. This is a multidisciplinary program incorporating the AWC, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Pharmacy, primary care providers and Nutrition to help you make lifestyle changes to achieve healthier living. To participate in this program, we are asking that you commit to at least two patient services (one of which must be with the MAHC Nutrition Clinic/Dietitian) for a three-month period. For more information about how to enroll and the program’s services please visit our website at http://www.munson.health.mil/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/munsonhealth/ for updated information.
    For most people, the holiday season is a joyous time of year and a golden opportunity to reconnect with loved ones. For a few, however, it can be a period of sadness and depression. Among these few may be soldiers stationed far from home experiencing intense loneliness, people with unpleasant memories triggered by painful past holiday experiences, members of broken families trying to navigate through stressful family gathering situations, and mourners suffering from recent tragic losses, such as romantic break ups, close family member death, etc.
    The MAHC Behavioral Health Department at the Gentry Clinic stands ready to help those who wish to speak with a behavioral health expert. No referrals are necessary and walk-ins are welcome. Just call 684-6771 to schedule an appointment. Walk-in hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
    Page 2 of 2 - I and the MAHC team, as always, remain committed to providing you the best health care possible. We are extremely thankful for the trust you have placed in us. May you have a wonderful and healthy holiday season. Warmest regards and season’s greetings.
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