Tag Archives: cardiovascular

Men’s Health Month: Tips and issues

Lt. Dawn Whiting, Nurse Corps, Health Promotion and Wellness with Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center Did you know that according to the Mayo clinic, unintentional injury is the third largest threat to men’s health? Only heart disease and cancer pose a greater threat. Within the US military population, injuries are the leading health problem, with musculoskeletal injuries comprising …

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We Need to Cut Back on the Salt

  By U.S. Navy Capt. Joseph McQuade, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Health Director Whenever I see a patient in clinic, one thing I always look at is blood pressure. In my opinion, hypertension, or high blood pressure, has become a “neglected” disease in this country. It causes one in six deaths among American adults — a rate that rose 25 …

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