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Navy Chaplains: Partners in Care to Help Build Spiritual Resilience

Editor’s Note: Blog was originally posted on NavyNavStress. It was contributed by Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Health Promotion and Wellness Department, and the Navy Chief of Chaplains Office One conversation can save a life. As part of Navy’s effort to encourage Sailors and Marines to access psychological health and emotional well-being resources, the Navy and Marine Corps Public …

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Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about health care and a new …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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What do food date codes really mean?

By: Cmdr. John Brooks and Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,  Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean? Dates stamped on a food product’s package are to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale …

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Fair Winds and Following SMEE’s

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (EXW) Lazara Y. Medina, Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT), assigned to the Department of Public Health for Continuing Promise 2015 Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Medina is responsible for force health protection and public health education. One of the questions I am asked frequently is “What exactly is it that you do”? The best answer I have learned …

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