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Welcome to "Ask the Doc", the Military Health System's own health care advice column. Here, you'll find answers to questions on an array of subjects and concerns from military doctors, nurses, specialists and personnel who know them best.

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Use a thermometer to ensure your food is cooked to the right minimum internal temperature.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Keep Cold Food Cold

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Don't let your cold dishes sit out on a counter for more than 2 hours. Keep it chilled at 40 degrees or less.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Marinate Meat Safely

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Marinate your food in the refrigerator, and keep it there until you're ready to cook it.

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Holiday Food Safety Tip: Wash Your Hands

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Washing your hands often is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of bacteria.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnosis Treatment Guide Active Duty U.S. Military

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Rates by Service, U.S. Armed Forces

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Favorite Fall & Holiday Recipes Cookbook

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DHB Implications of Trends in Obesity and Overweight for the DoD Fit to fight fit for life

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Center for Personal Development

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Center for Personal Development briefing presented to the Defense Health Board Aug. 18, 2010

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