Public Health

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

By Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence No one likes that sneaking suspicion upon returning from a vacation that perhaps you have brought back more than a great tan and some fanciful knick knacks. That perchance those abhorrent little hitch hikers that strike fear in the heart of travelers worldwide have made their way home with you … …

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Responsible Drinking: For Yourself and Your Shipmates

By Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW) Rodney C. Lindsay, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center As summer kicks off, many of us start planning beach trips and barbeques, but it’s also Drink Responsibly Month – a good time to consider your drinking habits and take steps to avoid irresponsible alcohol consumption. Choosing to drink alcohol is not a bad thing, but if done …

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Before You Take a Bite

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Whether we’re the guest or the host, many of our summertime activities are going to center around eating.  During these busy get-togethers, we often drop our guard when it comes to basic food safety. One thing is for certain – the last thing we needed in the family photo album is …

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Supplement Your Knowledge

By Cmdr. Connie Scott, registered dietitian, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center  It seems like talk about dietary supplements are everywhere. If you listen to television and radio advertisements, all you have to do to achieve your physical and psychological health goals is walk into your local supplement store and pull out your credit card. Whether you want to build …

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Stressing the Positive: Steps to Harness and Reduce Stress (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Jesse Locke, clinical psychologist, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Editor’s note: As a recap, from Lt. Locke’s first blog about reducing stress, here are the top six practices you can take to start making stress and worry work with you (not against) you.  1) Exercise 2) Take deep breaths throughout the day 3) Practice acceptance or “letting …

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