Health

Presence Matters: Navy Medicine’s Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response in Africa Pt.1

By Dr. Michael Owens, Emergency Department physician, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and director, Global Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Response Fellowship The Navy’s response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) epidemic in West Africa – led by U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVAF) with support from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Global Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Fellowship program – is evidence …

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Navy Medicine Research and Development Enterprise

By Capt. John W. Sanders III, MC, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center Sailors and Marines are stationed or deployed around the world and face many challenges while performing their duties.   Navy biomedical researchers are conducting many studies to assess these challenges and develop methods or products to enhance force health protection. Our research teams work on many projects in areas such as …

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Five ‘Super Forces’ That Will Impact You and the Future of Heart Health

By Cmdr. H.A. Tetteh “Heart Health Month,” provides an opportunity to raise awareness for both men and women about health, wellness, prevention of heart disease, and highlight the five super forces that will dramatically impact the future of heart health. Indeed, health is a topic that is dear to my own heart and, as a naval cardiothoracic surgeon, raising awareness …

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Integrating Heart Health into Health Care

By Capt. Michael Danforth, DO, Medical Director, Directorate for Branch Clinics, and Cmdr. Sunny Ramchandani, Medical Director, Directorate for Health Care Business, Naval Medical Center San Diego We have to stop meeting like this. This probably isn’t something you’d normally hear your doctor say, but maybe should be. Usually, people only come to see primary care doctors, such as ourselves, …

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Take a Run – Distance makes the Heart Grow Stronger

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Don’t you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you’re doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine’s February theme of ‘Heart Health?’ “Distance makes the heart grow stronger” Jenni Osborne, MPH, CHES, Health Educator assigned to Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton shared an …

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