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Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

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By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about […]

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

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By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where […]

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Back to School Injuries

As we enter the time of year when children are returning to school, backpack awareness is key for keeping children injury free for the school year.

By Cmdr. John Brooks, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, Lovell Federal Health Care Center One area that public health providers play a large role in is health promotion. Health promotion ranges from disease prevention to health promoting changes in lifestyle to general injury prevention strategies.  As we enter the time of year when children are returning […]

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jamal Dejli

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As a microbiologist, Navy Medicine has taken me away from the laboratory bench and routine patient sample processing to a more challenging, diversified and rewarding career. It has molded me into the naval officer I am today. I am a native of Safi, Morocco and resident of the state of Massachusetts.  I was employed as […]

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What do food date codes really mean?

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By: Cmdr. John Brooks and Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,  Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean? Dates stamped on a food product’s package are to help the store determine how long to […]

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