Cured or Coffin – NH Bremerton Tobacco Cessation is a Year-Round effort

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By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Heard the old joke that there once was a Navy nicotine user who asked his provider one day during a routine physical examination, “What’s the end result of having a smoking habit?” “Coffin,” replied the physician. The smoker didn’t get it. There’s too many who don’t […]

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Adaptive Treatment for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and Marines

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By Helen Metzger, Health and Wellness Department Head at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center I became a true believer in wellness after joining the Health and Wellness Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and am now committed to increasing […]

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Knowing the Risks: PTSD and Women in the Military

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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

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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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