Navy Medicine

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Do your part to prevent sexual assault

  Shipmates, I want to address an important issue that demands our attention: sexual assault. Simply put, sexual assault is a crime against our family that destroys trust, divides us, and diminishes our operational effectiveness. There is no place for sexual assault in our Navy and Marine Corps; it is corrosive to readiness, hinders our ability to perform our duty, …

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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center Participate in Brain Awareness Week Event

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) participated in the DoD National Museum of Health and Medicine’s (NMHM) 17th Annual Brain Awareness Week event, March 17. Brain Awareness Week is one of the museum’s central efforts to support DoD STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce development priorities. The program …

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There is Hope for TBI Recovery

By Danielle M. Bolton, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Traumatic brain injuries have come to the forefront of service members minds as medical facilities look for innovative ways to treat what they cannot see. The Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center, whose mission is to provide state of the art precision brain injury recovery medical care …

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Polio and the Advent of Dependent Care in the U.S. Navy

By André B. Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery historian “No disease drew as much attention, or struck the same terror, as polio, and for good reason. Polio hit without warning. There was no way of telling who would get it and who would be spared. It killed some of its victims and marked others for life, leaving …

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