Health

What’s a guy to eat?

By Cmdr. Paul Allen, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Happy Men’s Health Month! Let’s talk about something we all do…eat. Food is all around us. We pass fast food places on the way to work. We take our family out. Food is everywhere and it’s easy to get. This easiness may not be very beneficial to our health. …

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A Message from Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief – Focus on Men’s Health

Every year in June, the United States recognizes Men’s Health Month to heighten awareness of preventable health issues commonly found in men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the top five leading causes of death among men include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury or accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease and …

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Navy Chaplains team with Navy Medicine Mental Health for care and compassion

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The five distinctive corps associated with Navy Medicine – Dental Corps, Hospital Corps, Medical Corps, Medical Service Corps, and Nurse Corps – are also supported by several other corps such as the Judge Advocate General Corps and Supply Corps. There’s also the Navy Chaplain Corps that provides distinctive assistance throughout Navy …

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Unique Advantages of Embedded OSCAR Teams

By Lt. Cmdr. John M. Burger, officer in charge, 1st Marine Regiment, Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) program As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were unfolding, Headquarters Marine Corps and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery agreed to embed active duty mental health providers and corpsmen within deployed Marine Corps infantry units. This strategy had been implemented …

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Flight Surgeons – Making a Stressful Occupation Look Cool

By Lt. Cmdr. Shawnna Chee, PsyD, ABPP, aerospace clinical neuropsychologist, Naval Aerospace Medical Institute How can something that looks so cool possibly be so stressful? As an aerospace clinical neuropsychologist at Naval Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI) in Pensacola, Florida, nearly all pilots and air crew I see deny any kind of stress related to their jobs; or if they do mention it, …

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