Force health and safety

Overeating and Stress

By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Stress reduction is extremely important when it comes to controlling your weight. Along with regular physical readiness tests and a daily exercise regimen, Sailors and Marines must incorporate a healthy diet into their busy lifestyles, and take a look at what they eat and …

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Protect your Child, Immunize

By Jennifer Holden, RN, BSN, immunizations program nurse manger, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18–25, 2015. At Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, we encourage everyone to make sure your youngest family members are up-to-date on all vaccinations. Giving infants the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 2

 By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang As I promised in my last blog I’m going to tell you more about our virology program activities and about another fairly new virus we’ve been working on. You may have heard of this novel virus, it is called MERS-CoV; which stands for “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (quite a long name).  It emerged in …

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Live Healthy, Be Active

Connie Scott, MSM, RD, Cmdr., MSC, Department Head, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Have you ever wished that you had more energy or fewer aches and pains? You’re not alone. The good news is that regardless of age or ability, physical activity improves your health and well-being. Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. …

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Improving Diabetic Care and the Patient Experience with Shared Appointments

By Kara Jablonski, PharmD, BCPS, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Focusing on our patients as a whole person, as more than just the sum of their disease is what the patient-centered medical home, known throughout Navy Medicine as Medical Home Port, is all about. This model is also about forming relationships between patients and their care team and getting patients to …

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