Health

Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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Mitchell Center a one-of-kind Facility Devoted to POWs

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs Three men, all well into retirement, casually reminisce together one morning. From a distance, their talk would seem typical of men their age.  Get closer, though, and you realize that their conversation is anything but typical. They sit and laugh and toss stories back and forth …

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Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit. Is nicotine addiction really nothing more than an exploding cigar that some willingly smoke? Who does that? How can such a product …

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Pets Help Relieve Hospital Corps School Student Stress

By Lt. Cmdr. Scott Adams, Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Chaplain Almost every Wednesday night for well over a year, I have been bringing certified dogs and cats into the barracks to be available as the students return from Hospital Corps School classes that day so they can “de-stress” by petting and playing with the charismatic and fully trained …

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