Force health and safety

HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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Controlling a Formidable Adversary: Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquitoes

By Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, entomologist, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Prevention of mosquito-borne diseases plays an important role in the success of military operations. Re-emerging and emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus are becoming increasingly more common in the Western Hemisphere. The primary vectors implicated in the spread of these viruses, Aedes aegypti (yellow …

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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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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center Participate in Brain Awareness Week Event

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) participated in the DoD National Museum of Health and Medicine’s (NMHM) 17th Annual Brain Awareness Week event, March 17. Brain Awareness Week is one of the museum’s central efforts to support DoD STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce development priorities. The program …

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