Tag Archives: TRICARE

Making Health Information Make Sense

By Cmdr. Connie Scott, MSC, Department Head, Health Promotion and Wellness, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center As health information disseminators, we’ve studied the science, analyzed the data, and trained in our area of expertise. We draw on that detailed knowledge and vast experience in order to provide high quality care and guidance to our patients. But how many of …

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Tobacco Use – Our People, Our Policies, Our Personal Responsibilities

There is no debate on the hazards of smoking and tobacco use. From a scientific perspective, the debate ended conclusively over 50 years ago when the U.S. Surgeon General issued the landmark report that changed how the country faced this growing public health threat.  Smoking kills. And 50 years later, it is still killing. Smoking is the leading cause of …

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Take Control: Suicide Awareness

By Lt. Libby Peachey, mental health department psychology staff and suicide prevention coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville In recognition of Suicide Awareness Month, I want to underscore the importance and raise awareness of suicide, the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S.—according to Centers for Disease Control. Suicide is a complex behavioral response to stress, illness, isolation and substance abuse. A …

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Improving Continuity of Care at Naval Hospital Pensacola Family Medicine Residency Program

By Lt. Kevin M. Bernstein, MC, USN, Family Medicine Resident, Naval Hospital Pensacola Family Medicine Residency Program The ability to learn and practice within the Medical Home Port model of primary care delivery was a top priority for me when going through the residency selection process.  At Naval Hospital Pensacola, Med Home Port was quickly introduced providing dramatic changes to …

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Message from Military Health System Leadership

By Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Military Health System Team, Greetings from our nation’s capital and the combined headquarters of our Military Health System. On behalf of the Service Surgeons’ General and your Health Affairs leadership,  I want to thank you for all the hard work you are doing around the world in providing quality …

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