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Hearing Loss is Preventable

By Lt. A. Brooke Gordon, MSC, Branch Clinic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard As the regional Occupational Audiologist Officer (OAO) for Naval Hospital Bremerton, I oversee the Hearing Conservation Program (HCP) for 56 USN and USMC commands throughout the region resulting in more than 20,000 hearing tests completed annually. The HCP has five testing facilities located at Naval Hospital Bremerton, Branch …

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The Ballistic Missile of Behavioral Health Prevention

By Lt. John Knorek, prevention and outreach officer, Directorate for Mental Health Services at Naval Hospital Okinawa Why go ballistic with prevention? A proactive approach to universal prevention is our revolution’s secret weapon. We remix an old battle cry with ballistic power. Why, because prevention and ballistic missiles share three common traits and advantages; Long-range Coverage; Rapid Response and Significant …

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Preventing Cancer with the HPV Vaccine: Easy as 1-2-3

By Cmdr. Dixie Aune, women’s health nurse practitioner, and Lt. Cmdr. Kellye Hoffman, obstetrics and gynecology physician, Naval Hospital Beaufort  If you were told that there is an easy way to prevent cancer, would you take advantage of it?   With proper awareness and education, young active duty men and women should take advantage of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.  …

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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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