Tag Archives: Navy

Healthy, Safe Swimming

By Anthony Carotenuto, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center After a cold winter for many it finally appears that spring is here. Temperatures are slowly rising and so are thoughts of swimming at the beach or diving into a pool. Swimming is a fun physical activity with many health benefits. However, we want to make sure we are aware …

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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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The Making of A Navy Doc

By Lt. Cmdr. Mike Villarroel, internal medicine resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego Graduate Medical Education in Navy Medicine is multi-faceted, providing education to many specialties. As part of Navy Medical Education and Training month this month, Navy medical personnel wrote to their future selves in order to show what it took to get to the current points in their …

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Why I Chose Navy Nursing: Lt. J. G. Cryer

By Lt. J. G. Karen Cryer, staff nurse, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii Lt. J. G. Cryer is currently assigned as a staff nurse on one of the seven National Committee for Quality Assurance certified Medical Home Port teams at Naval Health Clinic Hawaii. Her work as a Navy nurse is one of many we are highlighting this month for Nurses …

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Why I Chose Navy Nursing: Cmdr. Benfield

By Cmdr. Shelly Beck Benfield, department head, Internal Medicine, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Cmdr. Benfield has been in the Navy for over 17 years. As part of Nurses Week and the Navy Nurse Corps birthday, May 13, we are highlighting the great work our Navy nurses are doing worldwide. When I was 12 years old, my mother was diagnosed Leukemia …

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