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Five ‘Super Forces’ That Will Impact You and the Future of Heart Health


By Cmdr. H.A. Tetteh “Heart Health Month,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness for both men and women about health, wellness, prevention of heart disease, and highlight the five super forces that will dramatically impact the future of heart health. Indeed, health is a topic that is dear to my own heart and, as a […]

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Integrating Heart Health into Health Care


By Capt. Michael Danforth, DO, Medical Director, Directorate for Branch Clinics, and Cmdr. Sunny Ramchandani, Medical Director, Directorate for Health Care Business, Naval Medical Center San Diego We have to stop meeting like this. This probably isn’t something you’d normally hear your doctor say, but maybe should be. Usually, people only come to see primary […]

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Take a Run – Distance makes the Heart Grow Stronger

The real purpose of running isn’t to win a race; it’s to test the limits of the human heart.

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Don’t you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you’re doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine’s February theme of ‘Heart Health?’ “Distance makes the heart grow stronger” Jenni Osborne, MPH, CHES, Health Educator assigned to Health Promotion and Wellness Department at […]

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NAMRU-D Strengthens Old Ties with NASA


By Richard D. Arnold, NAMURU-D In preparation for manned space flight (in the late 1950s) the lab’s Research Director, Capt. Ashton Graybiel, established a program of bio-medical research focused on problems in space medicine. Visitors to Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton’s (NAMRU-D) Aeromedical Directorate will still find a few mementos of the lab’s key role in […]

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The President’s Vital Signs: A Look Back at FDR’s Heart Health

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By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Heavy smoker with high blood pressure…a devotee of fried foods…under chronic stress…occasional chest pains.    These factors would raise red flags for any physician, especially the one overseeing the health of the President of the United States. In a country where the president’s health is often seen as a […]

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