Health

Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s career as a hospital corpsman taking care of Marines on the battlefield. Recently injured after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. According to Gilley, he fell in …

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CSADD: Raising Suicide Awareness, Prevention One Day At A Time

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs The nature of my job as a mass communication specialist allows me the opportunity to get involved in many different associations and activities around the command. One of the first events I had the chance to see when I arrived at Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) on Joint Base …

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Healthy Aging – You may have more control than you think

By Trish Rose, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor If you’re considering when the right time is to start collecting retirement benefits, one important factor to take into account is how long you might actually live.  But a more important factor to consider is what your health might be during that time.  What good is a long life if it is not …

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Why Suicide Prevention Holds a Special Place in My Heart

By Capt. Dale White, chaplain of Navy Medicine The surgeon general often reminds me to ask people why. Why are they a part of Navy Medicine? Why are they coming for help? That’s something that really resonates with me: the why. Suicide prevention has a very near and dear place in my heart. For me, my passion in suicide prevention …

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Suicide Prevention: Be the Difference

By: Chief Hospital Corpsman Jon Rudolf Pangan, suicide prevention coordinator, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As the suicide prevention coordinator for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, I advise on the day to day needs of the suicide prevention program for the chief of staff. It’s my job to promote awareness, make sure that everyone has the …

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