Health

Take Control: Suicide Awareness

Dr. Kirsten Pollick, mental health department head, Naval Hospital Jacksonville In recognition of Suicide Awareness Month, it is imperative that we raise awareness of suicide, the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.—according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is a complex behavioral response to stress, illness, isolation and substance abuse. A combination of individual, relational, …

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Stress Is Your Body’s Reaction to a Stimulus

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress is simply your body’s reaction to a stimulus and it is present in our everyday lives. The stimulus can be an event that is either good or bad; it can be real or perceived; and it can range in severity from mild to major or even traumatic. Stress is …

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Navy Chaplains: Partners in Care to Help Build Spiritual Resilience

Editor’s Note: Blog was originally posted on NavyNavStress. It was contributed by Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Health Promotion and Wellness Department, and the Navy Chief of Chaplains Office One conversation can save a life. As part of Navy’s effort to encourage Sailors and Marines to access psychological health and emotional well-being resources, the Navy and Marine Corps Public …

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Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about health care and a new …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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