Navy Medicine

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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I Joined the Navy for Adventure – I got all that and more

By Capt. Tom Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Brain Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune Editor’s Note: We wrap up Brain Injury Awareness Month with a note from the director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.  A board certified neurologist, Capt. Johnson has deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned to evaluate the care provided to service …

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Protect Your Grape

By Lt. Joseph Cahill, neurologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola Working as a neurologist has its challenges, but I have found that sometimes the real challenge lies at home with my own children and their attitudes towards protecting their brains or “grapes” as I like to call them. As my children have grown older, it has become harder to convince them of …

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I am Navy Medicine: Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jessica Wentlent

Editors Note: As Naval Shore Activities Sailor of the Year Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Wentlent is competing in the 2015 Navy Shore Sailor of the Year competition on March 30, 2016. The winner of that competition will be meritoriously promoted to chief petty officer. Joining the Navy was by far the best decision I made as an 18-year-old recent high school graduate. …

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