Health

Be Sweet to Your Heart

By Naval Medical Center San Diego Population Health Program February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  The month of February dedicates efforts towards raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. According to research, in the United States, heart disease accounts for nearly one in every four …

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A Long-Term Look at Quality of Life—The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

Written By: Mike Galarneau , Naval Health Research Center, Director of Operational Readiness At the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, we are always looking for ways to improve the readiness of our military. Part of that mission is learning more about the aftermath of combat-injuries and looking at ways that we can improve recovery and rehabilitation and …

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How to achieve happiness this year

By Lt. Glorive Cabino, behavior health consultant, Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola Instead of just having a typical New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds, why not try and achieve happiness, joy and good emotional health in 2016? The good news is that you don’t have to work alone to achieve these …

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Shine Some Light on the Winter Blues with Navy Medicine

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs  Got the wintertime blues? You’re not alone. Navy Medicine attests there are ways to shine some light to prevent and cope with the dark days of winter. According to Dr. Anthony Hwang, Naval Hospital Bremerton Clinical Psychologist assigned to the Mental Health Department, when a person’s individual mood is normally okay, …

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Is Your Weight Weighing on Your Health?

By Anthony Barkley, M.Ed., Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center You know that maintaining a healthy body weight is important to your overall well-being. But did you know that it can actually reduce stress on your body and improve everything from heart and lung function, to mood and memory, to hormones …

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