Health

Top Tips for Healthy Aging from Navy Medicine’s “Most Seasoned” Sailor

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our Sailors, Marines and their families. That’s why we encourage everyone to partner in their health and live a healthy lifestyle while providing the programs and resources to help them reach their goals. Healthy aging month is no different. Healthy aging starts with making healthy decisions now. As part of …

Read More »

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

Read More »

Suicide Prevention: Ask, Care, Treat

By Lt. Holly Black, suicide prevention coordinator, Naval Hospital Pensacola It’s been three years, but I remember it like it was yesterday.  My night shift just started and I received the reports on my patients.  I was sitting at the nurse’s station reviewing orders when the phone rang and my co-worker answered it. I hear, “Ensign Black, sure.  Wait one, …

Read More »

Navy Medicine Actively Advocates Healthy Aging for All

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton public affairs Why is it that as we get older, even if we grudgingly accept the aging process, that sometimes staying healthy doesn’t keep pace with our overall maturation progression. Yet if we stop paying attention to our health, it will fade away. Then we follow. There’s just got to be a better, …

Read More »

The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 2

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED When you … arrive at Thompson’s Island you will investigate with utmost care the origins, progress and present state of the sickness which prevails on the island and in the Squadron.” ~Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard to Commodore John Rodgers, October 1823 W hen the United States acquired the Spanish colony of Florida …

Read More »