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Tips for Forming Preventive-Health Habits

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Much of our daily lives are set around habits, structures, and patterns. Think about it. Most of us wake up around the same time each day, eat a relatively similar breakfast, and our daily habits continue on from …

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Stressing the Positive: Steps to Harness and Reduce Stress (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Jesse Locke, clinical psychologist, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Editor’s note: As a recap, from Lt. Locke’s first blog about reducing stress, here are the top six practices you can take to start making stress and worry work with you (not against) you.  1) Exercise 2) Take deep breaths throughout the day 3) Practice acceptance or “letting …

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Stressing the Positive: Steps to Harness and Reduce Stress (Part 1 of 2)

By Lt. Jesse Locke, clinical psychologist, Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress and worry are not all bad! Yes, stress and worry actually have some benefits. Stress helps you feel energized and alert, and can motivate you to work harder and longer. Worry helps you stay focused on your problems long enough to allow you to come …

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A Well Rested Warfighter is an Effective Warfighter

By Navy Capt. Elizabeth Montcalm-Smith, program manager, Advanced Medical Development Program,  Naval Medical Research Center Most people think of medical research as scientists in white coats in a lab with test tubes and microscopes developing a new vaccine to cure one of the world’s major infectious diseases like malaria and dengue fever. The work I do represents the other end …

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