Tag Archives: preventive health

Navy Medicine Round-Up: Prevention is Critical to Readiness

As Preventive Health Month comes to a close this August, we remain committed to keeping Sailors, Marines and their families, healthy, ready and on the job through prevention. Here are a few examples of preventive health initiatives in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise: Preventive Health: Get Your Screenings Preventive services and immunizations are your best defense against serious illness …

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Top Tips for Healthy Aging from Navy Medicine’s “Most Seasoned” Sailor

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our Sailors, Marines and their families. That’s why we encourage everyone to partner in their health and live a healthy lifestyle while providing the programs and resources to help them reach their goals. Healthy aging month is no different. Healthy aging starts with making healthy decisions now. As part of …

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Tips for Forming Preventive-Health Habits

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Much of our daily lives are set around habits, structures, and patterns. Think about it. Most of us wake up around the same time each day, eat a relatively similar breakfast, and our daily habits continue on from …

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Three out of Four Dentists Recommend This Blog at Halloween

By Lt. Cmdr. Dea L. Brueggemeyer, DC, Administrative Fellow to chief, Navy Dental Corps, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In our office, three out of four Navy dentists have a bowl of candy on their desks this Halloween season. But why? Aren’t we always telling our patients not to eat sweets?  Is it because we want to stay …

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Navy Medicine Places Value on Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Medical residency years- three crucial, challenging, yet completely rewarding years of medical education.  As I begin the first of my residency years, it is difficult to personally quantify how demanding this year is going to be. I find it reassuring, however, to be a part of …

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