Families

Back to School Injuries

By Cmdr. John Brooks, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, Lovell Federal Health Care Center One area that public health providers play a large role in is health promotion. Health promotion ranges from disease prevention to health promoting changes in lifestyle to general injury prevention strategies.  As we enter the time of year when children are returning to school, backpack awareness is …

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Home Health – Unique to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay

By Lt. Cmdr. Janice White, NC Working in the Military Health system can provide opportunities to see the world and work in areas not common to civilian counterparts. However, one aspect of working at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), on an isolated base on the coast of mainland Cuba, gives Navy Nurses and Hospital Corpsman the opportunity to provide …

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Navy Clinical Psychologist Makes a Difference for Military Families

By Jenny Collins, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs When a child is physically hurt, they go to a nurse or physician to help them heal. When a child is mentally or emotionally hurting, an option would be to go to a clinical psychologist. That’s what military spouses and parents, Army spouse Kristi Rayder and Marine …

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Father’s Day an Emotional and Poignant Part of Men’s Health

By Mass Communication Specialist 1ST Class (SW/AW) Gretchen M. Albrecht, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs  Editors note: With Navy Medicine designating June as ‘Men’s Health’ month, a Sailor shares a few words on the day specifically set aside for husbands and dads currently serving and have served; Father’s Day. Father’s Day is just around the corner.  Children are picking out gifts for dad …

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Reflections of my Father

By Loretta L. Stein, MD I grew up inspired by my father’s genuine dedication and seemingly boundless energy for taking care of patients. I remember hearing him call his post- op patients from home at the end of the day to check on how they were feeling. I recall admiring the prominently displayed thank you cards and gifts from patients …

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