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What do I do if I am Sexually Assaulted?

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By Lt. Cmdr. Cindi Palacios, sexual assault prevention and response officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery If you have been sexually assaulted or think you have been, go to a safe location away from the perpetrator. If you want to talk with someone or want assistance, you have individuals who are ready to […]

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Sexual Assault: What You Should Know About the SAFE Exam

Lt. Cmdr. Linda Huber, department head, Marine-Centered Medical Home, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, is a trained Sexual Assault Forensics Examiner. (Courtesy photo)

By Cmdr. Kristie A. Robson, department head, clinical programs, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery What do you do if someone says they are having chest pain? Most bystanders will immediately call 911. Now, what do you do if your shipmate or loved one says that they have been sexually assaulted?  This is a […]

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Battling PTSD and Sexual Assault in the Combat Zone

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By Cmdr. Jean Fisak, NC, USN, deputy director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a term that everyone in the military community has become very familiar with. The association between combat stress and a heightened risk of developing PTSD is well known. In fact, PTSD has come to […]

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Navy Medicine Comptroller Supports Students as U.S. Senate Youth Program Mentor

Military members of the U.S. Senate Youth Program at the Pentagon Memorial. (Photo courtesy of Lt. Anthony Coleman)

Lt. Tony Coleman, MSC, comptroller, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. I recently had the opportunity to serve as a U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Military Mentor. USSYP is an intensive weeklong educational experience sponsored by the United States Senate, funded by the Hearst Foundation. The program brings 104 outstanding high school students from across the nation […]

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Psychological Health Research Leads to Readiness and Resilience

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By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, MSC, USN, director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Research, in its most basic definition, is the act of carefully studying a specific subject to gain more information. At the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), science is the foundation of everything that we do and […]

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