Readiness

Naval Hospital Guam’s Medical Laboratory: Highly Reliable Every Day

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Did you know that 70 percent of medical decisions are the result of lab work? Medical lab tests are important for many reasons, including early detection and diagnosis of diseases. They also help providers determine the best course of treatment based on an individual’s needs and genetic makeup. Ultimately, lab tests can help improve …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery First-time competitor Hospitalman Katriana Durakovich said competing in archery and cycling at the DoD Warrior Games 2015 meant the world to her. Durakovich joined the Navy nearly three years ago in 2012, opting for what the Navy had to offer: a sense of pride, discipline and a chance …

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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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USNS Mercy Team Display Strong Foundation of Medical Readiness during Pacific Partnership

By Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham, commander, Navy Medicine West Last month, I joined hundreds of families in bidding a teary, yet proud “fair winds and following seas” to 600-plus Sailors aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship, as they pulled away from the Naval Base San Diego pier bound for Southeast Asia and Oceania in support of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s …

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

By Gerald Hopple, safety manager, and Cmdr. Connie Scott, department head, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Summer is finally here. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the air is warmer. It’s time to head to the beach or the backyard for well-deserved relaxation with family and friends. Just remember to …

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