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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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‘Tis the Season to … Use Alcohol Responsibly

By Cmdr. Michail Charissis, psychiatrist, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The start of the holiday season is just around the corner!  The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day can be a nonstop whirl of celebrations with co-workers, family and friends.  For those who choose to consume alcohol, many of these occasions offer the opportunity for a drink.  …

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