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Knowing the Signs, Recognizing TBI


By Danielle M. Bolton and Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Tyrone Kimbrough, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Public Affairs He used to be a good Marine. He was on point; always ready to go. He was the go-to-man; meritoriously promoted for his stellar performance. That was then. That was before. Now, he forgets simple things. He is late. He forgot to set …

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Preventing TBI for all Ages


By Suzanne G. Martin, Senior Scientist/Clinical Psychologist with Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be …

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A Long-Term Look at Quality of Life—The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project

USNS Mercy arrives in Hawaii

Written By: Mike Galarneau , Naval Health Research Center, Director of Operational Readiness At the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, we are always looking for ways to improve the readiness of our military. Part of that mission is learning more about the aftermath of combat-injuries and looking at ways that we can improve recovery and rehabilitation and …

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The Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy: A Statistical and Biographical Retrospective, Part III


By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy surgeons general have been a well-published lot over the years. Their literary output includes textbooks, articles, clinical studies, histories, memoirs, travelogues and even one epic poem. Surgeon William P.C. Barton was one of most published BUMED chiefs since 1842.  Over the course of his career, Barton authored …

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How to achieve happiness this year


By Lt. Glorive Cabino, behavior health consultant, Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola Instead of just having a typical New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds, why not try and achieve happiness, joy and good emotional health in 2016? The good news is that you don’t have to work alone to achieve these …

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