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Dental Health and Heart Health


by Lt. Cmdr. Jeffrey Wessel, DDS, MS, Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology The mouth has been described as a gateway to the rest of the body.  Poor dental health can not only lead to tooth decay and gum disease but it can also have an impact on your overall health. Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a […]

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Navy Medicine’s Resolution Roundup


New Year’s resolutions come in different shapes and sizes but they all share one common theme: they are ways we intend to improve ourselves throughout the New Year. As the month of January comes to an end, we realize that keeping our resolutions may be harder than initially expected. As a partner in your health, […]

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Be Sweet to Your Heart

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By Naval Medical Center San Diego Population Health Program February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  The month of February dedicates efforts towards raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. According to research, in the United States, heart disease accounts for […]

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A Long-Term Look at Quality of Life—The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

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Written By: Mike Galarneau , Naval Health Research Center, Director of Operational Readiness At the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, we are always looking for ways to improve the readiness of our military. Part of that mission is learning more about the aftermath of combat-injuries and looking at ways that we can […]

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The Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy: A Statistical and Biographical Retrospective, Part III


By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy surgeons general have been a well-published lot over the years. Their literary output includes textbooks, articles, clinical studies, histories, memoirs, travelogues and even one epic poem. Surgeon William P.C. Barton was one of most published BUMED chiefs since 1842.  Over the course […]

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