Knowing the Risks: PTSD and Women in the Military


By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control In the past decade, more active duty females than ever before have experienced combat and operational stress. In modern warfare, the lines between combatants and non-combatants have blurred. Traditional frontlines have all but disappeared in the face of urban warfare.  […]

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Pre-Service Trauma: A Case Study


Lt. Ashley Clark, OSCAR Psychologist, 1st Marine Division Editors Note: Clark is currently serving as the first female OSCAR psychologist. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages in embedded psychology is the flexibility for creative treatment planning. Recently, a Marine PFC was referred to me by his battalion surgeon after he was observed shaking, crying, and likely […]

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Eating Healthy isn’t just for Women

By Susan Yake, clinical dietitian, Naval Hospital Bremerton  Women’s Health Month provides a great opportunity to remind everyone, not just one gender, on Healthy Eating and Nutrition. What we eat are the building blocks of our body.  We would not think of using inferior products to construct our home.  Our body is where we live […]

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Let’s advocate for mammography and breast self-exam

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By Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, R.N., Breast Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville When a woman hears the words “breast cancer,” the world narrows dramatically.  Though not the leading cause of death in women, it’s one that can dramatically affect her quality of life and relationships. Breast cancer is the second-most common cancer (after skin cancer) in American […]

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Controlling Your Blood Sugar During Pregnancy

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By Kelly O. Elmore,MD, MBA, Board Certified OBGYN I got a text from a friend today, “My 1 hour sugar test is elevated. What does that mean?” After we discussed expectations, the next week she texts again, “my 3 hour test is normal, do I need to do anything different for the rest of my […]

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