Tag Archives: wellness

Take the Guesswork Out of Healthy Eating with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Are you confused about what you should and should not eat? You’re not alone. All the conflicting nutrition information available can be overwhelming. That’s where the Dietary Guidelines for Americans1 can help. It offers nutrition guidance to promote health and prevent …

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Fall is back, so is flu season; Navy Medicine is ready, are you?

Let’s face it, getting the flu isn’t fun. The fever, aches, chills, cough and cold symptoms are unpleasant to say the least. Navy Medicine wants to urge everyone to be ready for flu season this year. The actions you take now can help prevent you from getting this dangerous disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) influenza is …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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What do food date codes really mean?

By: Cmdr. John Brooks and Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,  Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean? Dates stamped on a food product’s package are to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale …

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Navy’s ShipShape Program: It’s Your Job to Stay Fit and Our Job to Help

By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Maintaining a healthy weight is mission critical, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. As service members, beneficiaries, retirees, and government civilians, you are constantly balancing work life and personal life. It can seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get …

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