Health

Integrating Heart Health into Health Care

By Capt. Michael Danforth, DO, Medical Director, Directorate for Branch Clinics, and Cmdr. Sunny Ramchandani, Medical Director, Directorate for Health Care Business, Naval Medical Center San Diego We have to stop meeting like this. This probably isn’t something you’d normally hear your doctor say, but maybe should be. Usually, people only come to see primary care doctors, such as ourselves, …

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Take a Run – Distance makes the Heart Grow Stronger

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Don’t you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you’re doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine’s February theme of ‘Heart Health?’ “Distance makes the heart grow stronger” Jenni Osborne, MPH, CHES, Health Educator assigned to Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton shared an …

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An Insider’s Perspective from the Ebola Front Lines in Liberia

By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Weiner, officer- in-charge, Naval Medical Research Center Mobile Laboratory Island Clinic Editor’s Note:  The Navy mobile laboratory at Island Clinic processed its last sample January 26, 2015. Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance (JTF-OUA) closed the Island Clinic laboratory as a result a reduction in positive results and samples to be tested. In order to …

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Inside Heart Health Month with Navy Medicine’s Lead Cardiologist

By Capt. Eric Schwartzman, U.S. Navy Specialty Leader for Cardiology and Director, Heart and Vascular Center, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth The young active duty sailor was sitting on the gurney with a frightened and anxious look. The emergency room physician just informed him the chest pain he was experiencing was a heart attack. His first thoughts were to his young …

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Lifestyle Choices for a Healthy Heart

  Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSM, RD, MSC, Health Promotion and Wellness Department Head, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center and Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Heart disease is currently the number one killer of men and women in the United States.1 Heart disease is a …

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