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What’s On Your Plate?

By Christine Monson, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. Wellness Center intern The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has unveiled a new food guide, which appears in the shape of a plate, after much scrutiny over the past twenty years. With alarming rates of obesity in the U.S. (estimated at two-thirds of adults and one-third of children) show that many people …

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Navy Medicine Partners With FBI, Explores Craniofacial Reconstruction

By Capt. Gerald Grant, director of the Craniofacial Imaging Research Group, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, directorate of Navy Medicine Manpower Personnel Training and Education Command and service chief of 3-D Medical Application Center, Bethesda, Md. My team and I are currently involved in some unique craniofacial reconstruction projects and we’re partnering with the FBI to do it. We are developing …

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center A report by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) details decades in progress against cancer since the National Cancer Act became law in 1971, launching the National Cancer Institute and the “War on Cancer.” The report laid out some of the progress researchers have achieved against cancer over the last 40 …

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Spice: There’s a Reason the Package Says ‘Not for Human Consumption’

By:  Cmdr. Lisa McWhorter, Director, Laboratory Services, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In today’s high technology environment, young Sailors and Marines are constantly bombarded with information from a multitude of sources; iPads, iPhones, Tweets, Facebook, YouTube, you name it.  Peer pressure to experiment with “fake pot” known as Spice products or designer drugs to “look cool and get …

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The Final Fifty-Four Hours

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW/AW) Daniel S. Flaherty, lead petty officer, Crucible Aid Station, Parris Island, S.C. At 12:30 a.m. on Thursday in the South Carolina Lowcountry, alarm clocks ring for me and nine other Navy corpsmen, beginning our preparation for the final fifty-four hours of United States Marine recruit training, known simply as “The Crucible.” Designed in 1996 …

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