Health

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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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 …

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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. …

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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, …

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