Navy Medicine

I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Samuel Rivera

By Dr. Samuel Rivera, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi, Texas I was raised in the Bronx, New York and I earned my Doctorate of Health Sciences with emphasis in Public Health Education from Honolulu University in 2002. Before coming to Texas I served as the public health educator for U.S. Naval Hospital Roosevelt Roads, Wellness Center in Puerto Rico. And …

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HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Medical Service Corps 69th Birthday

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of the entire Navy Medicine family, it is my honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Service Corps as they celebrate 69 years of honoring the trust placed in our hands by our nation. Since its inception in 1947, the men and women of our …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Be a Partner in Preventive Health

Shipmates, Earlier this year I spoke about being a partner in your health in 2016. We’re well into the year and I think it vital to reiterate the importance of your health and overall readiness. Every day we see heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases affecting our Sailors, Marines and their families. Now more than ever, it’s critical …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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