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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Happy Thanksgiving

by Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Shipmates, I wish to take this opportunity to personally thank you for all of your hard work in support of Navy Medicine and the Nation. Thanksgiving is a longstanding American tradition, which dates back to 1621 where colonists in New England held a feast to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Cessation

Shipmates, As your surgeon general, my number one priority is keeping you – our Sailors and Marines – and your families healthy, ready and on the job.  You are part of the most highly-trained, highly-specialized, and highly-educated force in our nation’s history. More so than ever before, it’s paramount to maintain our health and readiness, today and tomorrow. That is …

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5 Helpful Tips to Protect Your Dental Health

Don’t be tricked, by all the sugary treats this Halloween season.  Here’s some helpful tips to protect your dental health: 1. Limit frequency of sugary treats. Frequent snacking on sugar filled treats can make your mouth an acidic environment.  This provides the perfect condition for cavity causing bacteria to grow. 2. Avoid sticky or gummy candies. These types of candies …

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Know This Before Supplementing

By Leisha Ferguson, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Dietary supplements are used by more than half of the adult population in the United States.¹ Supplement usage continues to be a very hot topic in our military community. Whether it’s in the gym while working out or during lunch break with your colleagues; the topic of …

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