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Healthy Teeth Tips for Trick or Treaters and Their Parents

By Lt. Dan Hammer and Lt. Samir Hussain, Dental general practice residents, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Md. A staggering amount of candy is consumed at Halloween, which can lead to an increase in cavities and tooth decay. The amount of money spent on dental care in the U.S. in 2010 was estimated to be $108 billion – …

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Navy Medicine Keeps Runners Safe at Marine Corps Marathon

By Capt. Michele Weinstein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery  Friday: 60/43 Saturday: 65/43 Those temperatures are the 10-day forecast predictions for Marine Corps Marathon race weekend in the metro D.C. area. Much warmer than that and it is sure to be a busy day for Navy Medicine. Although 43 degrees may seem cold and mean …

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Let’s Continue to Advocate for Mammography and Breast Self Exams

By Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, Breast Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., Breast Care Center When a woman hears the words “breast cancer” her world narrows dramatically. Though not the leading cause of death in women, it is one that can dramatically affect her quality of life through her relationships with family and community. Treatments include removing both breasts (mastectomy) with immediate …

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EMF Kuwait Commanding Officer Gives Command to Weigh Anchor

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs The Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait Anchor was transferred to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NELSG) Kuwait, Oct. 25. The anchor will be displayed at the NELSG command headquarters. Capt. Dick Turner, commanding officer, EMF Kuwait, gave the command to “weigh anchor” after the 325th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) arrived …

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The Recruit Battalion Aid Station: Ready for Whatever Comes Our Way

By Hospitalman Marshal F. Reis, 2nd Battalion Aid Station, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. I arrive at the 2nd Battalion Aid Station (BAS), Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)Parris Island, S.C., at 6:15 a.m. every morning, Monday through Friday, to begin my day. Injured and ill recruits from the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion start arriving 15 minutes later for …

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