Public Health

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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Navy Researchers Collaborate on Five-year Dengue Study in Peru

Lt. Robert D. Hontz, Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 After many years of researching dengue disease epidemiology, investigators are just now beginning to understand in greater detail the underlying mechanisms and trends directing such outbreaks. It is well known that the dengue virus (DENV)-infected female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti, transfers the virus to humans while blood feeding; however, evidence …

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Providing for Feverish Flu Season

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs This particular flu season has already made headlines. So far there have been 16 laboratory confirmed fatalities attributed to influenza reported in the state of Washington. According to Tom Shirk, NHB Infection Control coordinator, “Most of the deaths have been in middle to older aged people who have had medical conditions …

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OB/GYN Helps Patients get Healthy and stay Healthy

By Lt. Paul Talise, OB/GYN, Naval Hospital Guam There is something about caring for women. When I entered medical school I wasn’t certain what type of doctor I wanted to be, but after finishing several different clerkships in various specialties, I was convinced that OB was where I wanted to be. I wanted to be able to practice primary care …

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A Navy Microbiologist on the Ebola Front, Pt. I

By Cmdr. Guillermo Pimentel, MSC, Naval Medical Research Center Editor’s Note.   On September 28,  2014, Navy Microbiologist Cmdr. Guillermo Pimentel, MSC, and advanced laboratory technician HMC Jerrold Diederich travelled to the front lines of the Ebola outbreak  in Liberia where they established two mobile laboratories for detecting the virus.  The importance of these labs in Montserrado and Bong Counties cannot be …

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