Health

Bethesda Holds ‘Day in the Life’ to Ensure Smooth Transition, Seamless Patient Care

 By Capt. David Bitonti, Chief of Staff for Integration and Transition at NNMC, Bethesda Md. Last week, our staff held a “Day in the Life” (DIL) exercise here at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) to ensure a smooth transition and seamless patient care as the hospital embarks on a historical merger with Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC). …

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MILCO Seeks to Rapidly Expand Enrollment

Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, Department Head, Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center

    By Dr. Nancy F. Crum-Cianflone, M.D., Department Head, Deployment Health Research Department, Naval Health Research Center    As a former military officer, I personally value the importance of discovering new information that will help those who serve in our military. My job at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, Calif., allows me to be on …

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Recognizing the Contributions of Navy Medical Research Efforts

Cmdr. Rita Simmons, Executive Officer, Navy Medical Research Unit-Dayton

    By Cmdr. Rita Simmons, Executive Officer, Navy Medical Research Unit-Dayton     As the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (NAMRL) closes the book on its 70-plus year history in Pensacola, the laboratory’s scientific resurgence and push to maintain mission execution during a tumultuous period of reorganization and relocation to Ohio to become part of Navy Medical Research Unit-Dayton continues …

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SARP Training is Life Changing

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Ted Judson (left), assistant department head, Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS), speaks with Steve Sarian, the NDACS clinical director at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute. NDACS is designed to provide training to military personnel who will eventually provide outreach, screening, assessment, and treatment of alcohol and other drug addictions for fellow Sailors.  Photo courtesy of Ted Judson

By Ted Judson, assistant department head, Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) When I entered Navy Medicine’s Navy Drug and Alcohol Counselor School (NDACS) in 1987, I had no idea what I was getting into and how my experience there would shape the rest of not only my career, but my life.  I found my home at NDACS and …

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Preventive Medicine: Just Say ‘No’ to Bugs

WAMPAR, Papua New Guinea (May 24, 2011) -- Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Cyril England tests the potable water tank at a medical civic action project for Pacific Partnership 2011.  Pacific Partnership 2011 is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia. (Photo By Kristopher Radder)

By Lt. Lori Perry, M.D., M.P.H., Preventive Medicine Officer Lt. Lori Perry is a Preventive Medicine physician, assigned to the medical team for Pacific Partnership 2011. She is responsible for force health protection and public health education and program development. My top three pet peeves when it comes to my job are, in no particular order: 1. When people call …

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