Health

Care for the Caregiver – ‘Caregiver Burnout’

By Lt. Kay Harris      With the holidays long behind us and as we prepare to move forward in what looks to be a very promising year, now more than ever it is important to be ready for whatever the new year may bring.  Many of us are caregivers in some shape, form, or fashion so in an effort to promote the spirit …

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Health Technology Makes Strides at Quantico

By Lt. j.g. Brendan Good, MSC, patient administration, Naval Health Clinic Quantico The creation of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) and the tri-service focus of military medicine in the 21st century have brought changes relating to the management of electronic health records (EHR).  Assisting with the transition is Health Artifact Image Management Solution (HAIMS) which interfaces with Armed Forces Health …

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Get heart-healthy for American Heart Month

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, M.D., family medicine physician, Naval Hospital Jacksonville What are you doing to get heart-healthy?  Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., claiming a life every minute—and February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every four deaths is from heart disease and stroke—that’s 2,200 deaths …

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Healthy Weight: An Equation for Success

By Jim Sherrard, MS, RD, MCHES; Head, Deployment Health and Wellness Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola, and Dr. Stephen Heaston, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In today’s society, we may feel bombarded with messages telling us that we are getting heavier and that we need to lose weight, but it’s not without merit. In fact, according to the 2011 …

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Advocating for Mammography and Breast Self-Exam

By Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, breast care coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Breast Care Center When a woman hears the words “breast cancer” the world narrows dramatically.  Though not the leading cause of death in women, it is one that can affect her quality of life and her relationships with family and community. Treatments include removing both breasts (mastectomy) with immediate reconstruction, simple …

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