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The sweetness of organization

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The sweetness of organization

Imagine it's Friday afternoon and the work day is almost done. The clock hands tick toward freedom. The weekend beckons. You're getting ready to pack up for the day and notice that the jar of candy you keep on your desk has been shaken up, dispersing the color-coded candies randomly

Simulation stimulation

Military Life

Simulation stimulation

No doubt the servitude of servicemen and women is well worth recognition; the responsibilities of the job are demanding and hectic, albeit ultimately rewarding. Sometimes, however, it is the families of soldiers - who live a life of support and sacrifice unique to spouses and children of military personnel --

A new educational frontier

Jobs & Education

A new educational frontier

By now, Brandman University has made a name for itself amongst military members as an institution rooted in convenience, course diversity, and overall dedication to the educational success of its students. Continuing this trend, Vice Chancellor at Brandman University and President of C-Ben (Competency Based Education Education Network) Laurie Dodge

An apple a day, Part 2

Military Life

An apple a day, Part 2

In honor of National Nutrition Month, Pacific Medical Centers' registered dietitian and Living Well Alliance Coordinator Christy Goff, MS, RDN, CD, is here to dive into the realm of real nutrition, giving insight to flummoxed health-seekers once and for all. Now that spring is upon us, what fresh and seasonal ingredients

An apple a day, Part 1

Military Life

An apple a day, Part 1

In this day and age, attempting to follow proper nutritional guidelines and practicing a "healthy" lifestyle can lead people through a metaphorical labyrinth of confusion, frustration and oftentimes -- misinformation. What does it truly mean to be ‘gluten free'? What sources of sugar are acceptable to consume? Is organic really

Military Life

Cardiovascular wellness: the ultimate heart's desire

The human heart could arguably be considered the most important organ humans possess. It's the catalyst for living, the metaphorical subject of countless romantic poems and the brain's counterpart for functionality. Thus, the emphasis placed on cardiovascular health and disease prevention is paramount for overall health and wellness. Dr. Rick

Cervical service

Military Life

Cervical service

Society has done a good job of bringing much deserved attention to breast cancer; routine exams and care have been ingrained as imperative rituals that must be kept up on. This month, breast health shares the spotlight with its below-the-belt female counterpart. In honor of Cervical Awareness Month, Pacific Medical

Brandman University: one-stop education station

Jobs & Education

Brandman University: one-stop education station

Education is undoubtedly important for military personnel; it can mean the difference between a successful military-to-civilian career transfer and a difficult one. Attending college while working a hectic work schedule can also be challenging. Luckily, JBLM's Brandman University campus is available to help servicemembers tackle the responsibility successfully. Enter Sales &

New year, no stress, part 2

Military Life

New year, no stress, part 2

In part 2, Pacific Medical Center Psychotherapist Chia-Wen Moon, LMHC, has some sound advice for coping with post-holiday stress, making it easier to embrace 2018 with open arms. What negative effects does stress have on the body and mind? Reversely, what positive traits can be found once this stress is treated? When

New year, no stress, part 1

Military Life

New year, no stress, part 1

Although the allure of the New Year offers a fresh slate and a chance for new beginnings, stress abounds as plans are formed, preparations are put in order and reflections are made. With the holiday season coming to a close, tensions may be shifted to the upcoming new year. Pacific

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