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    NMCSD Promotes Summer Safety



    Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg 

    Naval Medical Center San Diego

    SAN DIEGO – Ready and able Sailors are imperative to mission success. To stay mission-
    ready, Sailors assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) are encouraged to be
    mindful of summertime-related health risks, especially dehydration.
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking water can prevent
    dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking. Dehydration can also contribute to
    mood change, overheating, constipation and kidney stones.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service
    states that San Diego’s average daily maximum temperature for the month of July is 75.8
    degrees Fahrenheit. While this data contributes to the city’s nickname of “America’s Finest City,”
    beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts should be especially mindful of their water intake.
    A person engaged in physical activity that lasts less than one hour should be drinking
    16-32 fluid ounces of water every hour, said Melissa Mahoney, an athletic trainer assigned to
    Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
    In addition to physical activities outside of work, some NMCSD staff have been tasked
    with working outside during these summer months.
    Due to coronavirus, NMCSD has implemented a drive-through testing area and multiple
    health screening tents around the campus, said Alexander Maclachlan, NMCSD’s assistant
    safety manager. It’s very important for those Sailors to stay hydrated while outside, in the sun
    and on their feet.
    NMCSD is dedicated to keeping Sailors, staff and beneficiaries safe year-round.

    NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational
    forces, deliver high quality healthcare services and shape the future of military medicine through
    education, training, and research. NMCSD employs more than 6,000 active duty military
    personnel, civilians, and contractors in Southern California to provide patients with world-class
    care anytime, anywhere.
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    Date Taken: 06.23.2020
    Date Posted: 07.14.2020 17:05
    Story ID: 372823
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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