Health

Healthy Aging – You may have more control than you think

By Trish Rose, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor If you’re considering when the right time is to start collecting retirement benefits, one important factor to take into account is how long you might actually live.  But a more important factor to consider is what your health might be during that time.  What good is a long life if it is not …

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Why Suicide Prevention Holds a Special Place in My Heart

By Capt. Dale White, chaplain of Navy Medicine The surgeon general often reminds me to ask people why. Why are they a part of Navy Medicine? Why are they coming for help? That’s something that really resonates with me: the why. Suicide prevention has a very near and dear place in my heart. For me, my passion in suicide prevention …

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Suicide Prevention: Be the Difference

By: Chief Hospital Corpsman Jon Rudolf Pangan, suicide prevention coordinator, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As the suicide prevention coordinator for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, I advise on the day to day needs of the suicide prevention program for the chief of staff. It’s my job to promote awareness, make sure that everyone has the …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 2

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s early childhood development prior to his military service. Disabled after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. He recently represented ‘Team Navy’ at the 2016 Department of Defense Wounded …

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Understanding Suicide Prevention

By Mark Long, Ed.D., public health educator, health promotion and wellness department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center As we observe Suicide Prevention Month this September, it’s important to understand how each of us can make a difference in the lives of others. When you know suicide risk factors and warning signs, you can help prevent, identify, and intervene …

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