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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Cessation


Shipmates, As your surgeon general, my number one priority is keeping you – our Sailors and Marines – and your families healthy, ready and on the job.  You are part of the most highly-trained, highly-specialized, and highly-educated force in our nation’s history. More so than ever before, it’s paramount to maintain our health and readiness, today and tomorrow. That is …

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5 Helpful Tips to Protect Your Dental Health


Don’t be tricked, by all the sugary treats this Halloween season.  Here’s some helpful tips to protect your dental health: 1. Limit frequency of sugary treats. Frequent snacking on sugar filled treats can make your mouth an acidic environment.  This provides the perfect condition for cavity causing bacteria to grow. 2. Avoid sticky or gummy candies. These types of candies …

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Know This Before Supplementing

A Marine reads the ingredients on the back of a dietary supplement sold in the Marine Corps Main Exchange aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 8. News of a supplement containing an illegal drug was passed by commands aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and multiple Marine Corps installations across the country.

By Leisha Ferguson, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Dietary supplements are used by more than half of the adult population in the United States.¹ Supplement usage continues to be a very hot topic in our military community. Whether it’s in the gym while working out or during lunch break with your colleagues; the topic of …

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Hospital Corps Education and Training Leads to Life-Saving Results

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 20, 2016) Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rey Meza, an instructor at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), talks to students alongside his fellow instructor, Chief Hospital Corpsman Jacklyn Place, during a nursing lab portion of the Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program (BMTCP) at METC on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston. The joint program prepares Navy hospital corpsman and Air Force medical technicians with the basic medical knowledge to perform in an emergency or nursing scenario. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs)

By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs The Navy’s enlisted medical personnel are widely sought out in the Navy by non-medical personnel as well as doctors and nurses for their expert helping hands. In the Marine Corps, the “doc,” as they refer to their medical technician, is so highly revered, most Marines …

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Linking Research with Military Women’s Health and Wellbeing

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center.

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center SILVER SPRING, Md. – The number of women in the military has steadily increased over the years, and in January of this year, Congress mandated that military women be afforded the same opportunities for combat assignment as men. As a result, women could be serving in some …

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