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    NMCP Hosts Great American Smoke Out Health Fair

    NMCP Hosts Great American Smoke Out Health Fair

    Photo By Seaman Imani Daniels | PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 21, 2019) Sailors assigned to Navy Environmental and Preventive...... read more read more



    Story by Seaman Imani Daniels 

    Naval Medical Center - Portsmouth

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Nov. 21, 2019) Naval Medical Center Portsmouth staff members joined together to host the Great American Smoke Out Day Health Fair.

    NMCP staff assigned to the Health Promotion and Wellness Clinic and Sailors assigned to Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 2 presented materials to NMCP staff and patients during the fair.
    Presentations included a general wellness display with an anti-tobacco message and materials; nutritional information that explained the harms of diets high in sugar, fat and cholesterol; and mental health brochures and information.

    “We’re here to get the word out about the importance of a balanced diet, nutrition and stress as it pertains to tobacco use,” said Hospital Corpsman First Class Kedric Young, a member of NEPMU 2. “You don’t have to be perfect, but there are different avenues to explore to have a complete wellbeing as a person.”

    GASO is an annual health event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, every third Thursday of November, to spread awareness of the harms of tobacco products and to encourage tobacco users to quit, taking an important step toward a healthier life.

    “We want to promote wellness,” said Joe Burmeister, Health Promotion and Wellness. “It is important to be able to discuss the risks of using tobacco products. Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women worldwide.”

    As the U. S. Navy's oldest, continuously-operating military treatment facility since 1830, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth proudly serves past and present military members and their families. The nationally acclaimed, state of the art medical center, including its ten branch and TRICARE Prime clinics, serves the Hampton Roads area. Additionally, NMCP offers premier research and teaching programs designed to prepare new doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen for future roles in healing and wellness.



    Date Taken: 11.21.2019
    Date Posted: 11.21.2019 14:02
    Story ID: 352811
    Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA, US 

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