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Indulge Your Taste Buds and Your Health

By Lt. Melissa Amescua, RDN, MSC, USN, clinical dietitian, Nutrition Management Department, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSC, USN, department head, Health Promotion and Wellness, and specialty leader, Navy Dietetics, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Food is fuel. But food is also so much more than that. It can provide comfort (chicken soup when you …

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Teddy Roosevelt and the Navy’s PRT

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Today’s U.S. Navy espouses a “culture of fitness,” and “physical readiness,” but this was not always so.  In the early 1900s, many including the president himself, Theodore Roosevelt, were appalled by the lack of physical conditioning in the Navy. In his autobiography, Roosevelt wrote, “Many of the older officers …

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