Readiness

Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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Physical Exams: Process Improvement Ensures Individual Medical Readiness

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Those serving in the U.S. Navy are familiar with the Sailors Creed.  Phrases in the creed state, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy … I proudly serve … I am committed to excellence …” Every military branch has …

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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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