Number Of The Day: 1,100

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As the TS Kennedy cruises south, the sea conditions may get rough.  Some cadets on their first Sea Term may experience seasickness.  

Fortunately, Dr. Cukor has plenty of seasickness pills on hand - 1,100 to be exact.

Seasickness, also called motion sickness, is thought to be a result of a mismatch of messages between the eyes, ears, and brain.  

During Alongside Week, representatives from Health Services met with 4/C cadets and distributed these Meclizine Hydrochloride tablets, which are used for the prevention and treatment of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with seasickness.  Health Services explained that taking these tablets before the ship departs really cuts down on the number of negative symptoms.

Health Services is grateful to Chartwells for keeping the ship stalked with Saltine crackers and ginger ale, another treatment of seasickness symptoms.  

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This sign hangs on the door to Sick Bay.  It warns cadets not to take more pills than are necessary.  

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The seasickness pills are available 24 hours per day.

Would you like to learn more about seasickness?  Check out one or both of the videos below.