Population Health

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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Pacific Partnership: Global Heath Engagement in Action

Pacific Partnership 2016 is in full swing. The following photos give you an insider’s view of how the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) team provides hands-on medical and surgical care, and participates in cooperative health engagements with the goal of developing enhanced health care capacity, capability and resiliency for everyone involved. Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops in Timor Leste, the Philippines, …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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Fuel for the Future: Nutrition Tips for Each Stage in a Man’s Life

By Lieutenant Michael Kantar, U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan Clinical Dietitian Diet and nutrition are key elements in a man’s health all throughout his life. Each stage in life has its own nutritional requirements needed to keep the body running in peak form. Proper nutrition and eating right at every age will help men sail through the decades feeling great. …

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Men’s Health – An Investment in Your Future

By Anthony Barkley, Department Head, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center I’ve always been a believer that maintaining mission readiness includes taking charge of your overall health. By adopting healthier lifestyle behaviors, you increase your operational readiness and also improve your overall health for years to come. While integrating healthy choices into your lifestyle …

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