Tag Archives: women’s health

Linking Research with Military Women’s Health and Wellbeing

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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Navy Medicine is Prepared to Care for Women at Sea

By Lt. Hope Nicole Blythe Moore, General Medical Officer, Surface Warfare Medical Institute At the Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) in San Diego, California, we do our part to help Navy Medicine increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among our female Sailors serving on Navy ships. Female Sailors underway or in port …

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Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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Women’s Health Month: Pink, Pink and More Pink

By: Lt. Cheryl Castro & Lt. Jenique Keys, certified nurse midwives, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Pink bows, pink tutus, and pink ribbons are all signs that breast cancer awareness month is here. We wear the pink ribbons, we buy the pink soccer socks, but do we really know what we should be “aware” of this month? After skin cancer, the …

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Women’s Health Month: Focus on Family Planning Resources

By Capt. Richard Biggs, director of surgical services, U.S. Naval Hospital Naples, Italy Family planning … birth control, contraception, pregnancy prevention, or however you refer to it, is a personal choice — one that Navy Medicine can help inform and support. It’s hard to plan everything in life, but when a pregnancy is unanticipated it can create a great deal …

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