Navy Medicine Community

Take Steps to Protect Yourself From the Sun


By Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, division officer, Occupational Health Medicine Division, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center  Did you know men are twice as likely to die from melanoma, a form of skin cancer, as women?  Men are also much more likely than women to develop the other more common types of skin cancer—squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 1


By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games concluded July 28, but not before showcasing the self-determination, resiliency, and support by DoD, shipmates, family, friends and the military medical community that is instrumental to helping our wounded, ill and injured service members overcome their physical obstacles. Throughout the …

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Father’s Day an Emotional and Poignant Part of Men’s Health


By Mass Communication Specialist 1ST Class (SW/AW) Gretchen M. Albrecht, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs  Editors note: With Navy Medicine designating June as ‘Men’s Health’ month, a Sailor shares a few words on the day specifically set aside for husbands and dads currently serving and have served; Father’s Day. Father’s Day is just around the corner.  Children are picking out gifts for dad …

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Working with the Less Fortunate, Developing Medical and Leadership Skills in East Africa

I encourage you to volunteer for an Individual Augmentation billet at Expeditionary Medical Facility Djibouti . You will make a positive impact on the U.S. mission while helping to improve the stability of East Africa.

By Cmdr. Steve Kriss, MC, officer in charge, Expeditionary Medical Facility, Djibouti Expeditionary Medical Facility Djibouti (EMF DJ) is a level II or role II damage control surgical facility which also provides emergency and primary care at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa (CLDJ). EMF DJ opened in 2003 in tents on CLDJ. In 2005, it re-located to its present location in …

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Navy Medicine Personnel Spend Armed Forces Day Giving WWII “Honor Flight” Veterans a Hero’s Welcome


Editors Note: Even though Memorial Day is still a few days that didn’t stop Washington D.C. area Navy Medicine personnel from spending this past Armed Forces Day giving a hero’s welcome to WWII “Honor Flight” veterans from across America who visited our nation’s capital to visit the WWII Memorial and several others. Of special note was 91 year old retired Hospital …

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