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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Veterans Day 2015: A Thank You to our Veterans

Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day: The day we come together as a nation to honor and celebrate the service and sacrifice of our Veterans.  It’s our chance to show our appreciation for the brave men and women who answered the call to defend our freedom. Veterans are our relatives, our friends, our neighbors and our co-workers. Navy Medicine would like to thank the …

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Veterans Day 2015: Honoring Those Who Served


Today, we celebrate Veterans Day and I would like to take a few moments to discuss the significance and history behind what we have come to know as”Veterans Day”. World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles …

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