Health

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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Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit. Is nicotine addiction really nothing more than an exploding cigar that some willingly smoke? Who does that? How can such a product …

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Pets Help Relieve Hospital Corps School Student Stress

By Lt. Cmdr. Scott Adams, Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Chaplain Almost every Wednesday night for well over a year, I have been bringing certified dogs and cats into the barracks to be available as the students return from Hospital Corps School classes that day so they can “de-stress” by petting and playing with the charismatic and fully trained …

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Mental Health Department, Naval Branch Health Clinic, Bahrain: A Little Department with a Big Punch

CDR Carrie H. Kennedy, PhD, Clinical Psychologist What do you get when you put three psychiatric technicians, one substance abuse counselor, two social workers and one psychologist on a small island in between Iran and Saudi Arabia? One busy little department! With over 4,500 beneficiaries on base, 147 tenant commands, and another 15,000 or so service members floating nearby at …

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Mental Health Teamwork a Focal Point of Prevention at Naval Hospital

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Mental Health Department and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) have been combining resources since 2011 to help patients with recovery, one day at a time. “SARP and Mental Health together provide very effective care, addressing issues as a team. We have multiple experts addressing multiple issues with the …

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