Health

My Pacific tour: A planner’s perspective on Global Health Engagement

By Lt. Derek J. Chamberlain, MSC Throughout my career, I have been told, “jobs will find you.”  Just let things play out, my mentors have insisted, and you will find your niche. As a millennial, this advice can strike fear straight through you. We are the “checklist” generation, and testing different waters can cause some trepidation. Still, I carried this …

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Global Health Engagement: A perspective on building & strengthening relationships

By Lt. Cmdr. Michael Prouty, Naval Medical Research Center A growing focus within Navy Medicine is Global Health Engagement (GHE).  GHE activities are opportunities for our medical personnel to engage with partner nations to strengthen medical capacity, achieve interoperability, exchange information and build relationships. I saw the value of Global Health Engagement firsthand while stationed at the Naval Medical Research …

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A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Peruvian Research Lab, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 [PHOTOS]

U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6) is the U.S. Navy’s first stand-alone research facility in South America, and is one of six overseas research laboratories operated by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). NAMRU-6 was initially established in Lima, Peru in 1983, as the Naval Medical Research Institute Detachment (NAMRID) to investigate infectious diseases Today, NAMRU-6 research activates …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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5 Helpful Tips to Protect Your Dental Health

Don’t be tricked, by all the sugary treats this Halloween season.  Here’s some helpful tips to protect your dental health: 1. Limit frequency of sugary treats. Frequent snacking on sugar filled treats can make your mouth an acidic environment.  This provides the perfect condition for cavity causing bacteria to grow. 2. Avoid sticky or gummy candies. These types of candies …

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