Know This Before Supplementing

A Marine reads the ingredients on the back of a dietary supplement sold in the Marine Corps Main Exchange aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, June 8. News of a supplement containing an illegal drug was passed by commands aboard MCB Camp Lejeune and multiple Marine Corps installations across the country.

By Leisha Ferguson, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Dietary supplements are used by more than half of the adult population in the United States.¹ Supplement usage continues to be a very hot topic in our military community. Whether it’s in the gym while working out or during lunch break with […]

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Hospital Corps Education and Training Leads to Life-Saving Results

SAN ANTONIO (Sept. 20, 2016) Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rey Meza, an instructor at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), talks to students alongside his fellow instructor, Chief Hospital Corpsman Jacklyn Place, during a nursing lab portion of the Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program (BMTCP) at METC on Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston. The joint program prepares Navy hospital corpsman and Air Force medical technicians with the basic medical knowledge to perform in an emergency or nursing scenario. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs)

By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs The Navy’s enlisted medical personnel are widely sought out in the Navy by non-medical personnel as well as doctors and nurses for their expert helping hands. In the Marine Corps, the “doc,” as they refer to their medical technician, is […]

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Linking Research with Military Women’s Health and Wellbeing

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center.

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center SILVER SPRING, Md. – The number of women in the military has steadily increased over the years, and in January of this year, Congress mandated that military women be afforded the same opportunities for combat assignment as men. As a result, women […]

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Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week


by Cmdr. Ed Owens, physician assistant specialty leader, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point National Physician Assistants (PA) Day was first celebrated Oct. 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants. On Oct. 6, 2010, President Barrack Obama proclaimed October 6 – 12, as National Physician Assistant Week. This […]

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Navy Medicine is Prepared to Care for Women at Sea

Lt. Hope Moore, a Surface Warfare Medical Officer and instructor at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute, discusses breast anatomy with a patient.
(Photo by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jaime Zamora)

By Lt. Hope Nicole Blythe Moore, General Medical Officer, Surface Warfare Medical Institute At the Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) in San Diego, California, we do our part to help Navy Medicine increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among our female Sailors serving on Navy ships. Female […]

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