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Day: June 10, 2022

Bracing for impact
Health, Military Health Matters

Bracing for impact

Military careers are hard on the body, particularly the joints.  Personnel regularly lift and carry heavy loads, and occasionally something very heavy (like injured or wounded colleagues).  When marching, army personnel lug between 35 and 50 kilograms—rations, heavy boots, protective gear, weapons and ammunition—and most military jobs require squatting, twisting and climbing.  Add to that the physical training and sports that keep personnel fit enough to do their jobs, and it’s no wonder lower extremity strains and sprains account for more than a quarter of serious injuries in the Canadian Armed Forces. One in 10 regular force personnel develop repetitive strain injury in the thigh and knee.  Studies indicate nearly a quarter of serving members have chronic arthritis pain, as do mor...

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An informative primer on Canada’s crucial role in the Normandy landing, June 6, 1944.