Tag Archives: Navy

Exercising to Relieve Stress

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center The physical benefits of exercise have long been established. Exercise is known to improve physical fitness, help manage weight, and reduce stress. The most recent federal guidelines for adults by the Department of Health and Human Services recommend at least 2½ hours of moderate-intensity physical activity (e.g. brisk walking) each …

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Overcoming Stress Eating

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress can affect the way we think of food, either consciously or subconsciously. Some people respond to stress by having a decreased appetite while others have an increased appetite. Usually the increase in consumption is with the foods that we enjoy or comfort us. Who cannot remember being given a …

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Less Than 8 Hours to Better Women’s Health

By Cmdr. Eva Domotorffy, Office of Women’s Health, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The pursuit of health and remaining healthy seems almost like a full-time job. And for women, the additional gender-specific recommendations add complexity to an already  arduous schedule of regular exercise, eating well, medical and dental check-ups,  immunizations, screening exams, etc., etc. As a “40-something” woman with …

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Navy Medicine Ambassadors Make an Impact in the ‘Sooner’ State

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs With a goal of raising awareness about Navy Medicine’s mission, Navy Medicine ambassadors traveled to the ‘Sooner’ state during Oklahoma City (OKC) Navy Week, Sept. 21-27. Capt. Alison Eagleton, reserve affairs officer, Medical Corps, and Lt. Cheryl West, Nurse Corps, led a group of Navy Medicine …

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Readiness Through Research and Development

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, Ph.D., MSC, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center Readiness Through Research and Development, at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), that’s not just our motto, it’s what we do. Every day, our scientists are doing incredible work, studying how physical and psychological stressors impact our warfighters. After more than a decade of war, we know …

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