Health

Back to School Injuries

By Cmdr. John Brooks, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, Lovell Federal Health Care Center One area that public health providers play a large role in is health promotion. Health promotion ranges from disease prevention to health promoting changes in lifestyle to general injury prevention strategies.  As we enter the time of year when children are returning to school, backpack awareness is …

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What do food date codes really mean?

By: Cmdr. John Brooks and Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,  Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean? Dates stamped on a food product’s package are to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale …

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Navy’s ShipShape Program: It’s Your Job to Stay Fit and Our Job to Help

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Maintaining a healthy weight is mission critical, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As service members, beneficiaries, retirees, and government civilians, you are constantly balancing work life and personal life. It can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get …

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NCCOSC Contributes to Medical Research

By Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control  Public Affairs At the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), we are improving the psychological health care Navy Medicine delivers to wounded, ill, and injured service members, by contributing to research on several relevant topics. One such topic currently in our research pipeline is military sexual trauma (MST), …

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Navy Researchers Work to Incorporate Antibiotics into Cranial Implants

By Capt. Jonathan M. Stahl, DC, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio  The role of Navy dental research has expanded over the years to focus on addressing dental and biomedical problems that will increase operational readiness as well as address emergent dental and craniofacial issues.  Currently, the Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate at Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU San …

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