Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

Controlling Your Blood Sugar During Pregnancy

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 pregnancy?” Although there are many …

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What’s with all the Questions?

Dr. Eileen Delaney, assistant department head of research facilitation, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control It might seem like anything you do these days triggers some type of survey or questionnaire.  Going on deployment? Here’s a survey.  Have a new doctor? Answer this questionnaire, please.  Seeing a mental health provider? Well, you get the idea. And, it might seem …

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Suicide Prevention via Self-Care

By Lt. Christopher Ragsdale, BUMED, Wounded, Ill and Injured The dedication and commitment our Marines and Sailors offer one another is amazing, but what happens when someone has dumped every bit of energy, emotionally and/or physically, into their job? Some call that dedication. If they have given every last drop of energy into their job and neglected other aspects of …

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Enhancing Resilience and Recovery of Reservists

By Paul A. Finch, LCSW, Program Manager, Reserve Psychological Health Program and Director, Psychological Health for Navy and Marine Forces Reserves, and Dr. Mark Long, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, NMCPHC It is well known that extended and repeat deployments can impact the readiness and psychological health of Sailors and Marines who put on their uniform every day in defense …

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I Will Never Forget

By Cmdr. H. A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, BUMED Physician Health Policy Adviser Where were you? On September 11, 2001, President George Bush admonished, “None of us will ever forget this day.” On that clear morning in New York City I watched in real time, from the roof of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, as a second plane collided …

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