Readiness

Navy Medicine Roundup: United for Patient Safety

As National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 12-18) comes to a close, we remain “United for Patient Safety” and committed to promoting a culture of safety year-round. Here are a few examples of patient safety in action across the Navy Medicine enterprise: Weeding Out Germs during Patient Safety Awareness Week at Naval Hospital Bremerton There’s a germ — or two — that …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Health and Partnerships

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general Shipmates, Navy Medicine is dedicated to the best readiness and health in the world and it is our mission to keep Sailors, Marines and their family ready, healthy and on the job. As your 38th Navy surgeon general, I understand the significance of quality care and the increasing role patients play in …

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Know This Before Supplementing

By Leisha Ferguson, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Dietary supplements are used by more than half of the adult population in the United States.¹ Supplement usage continues to be a very hot topic in our military community. Whether it’s in the gym while working out or during lunch break with your colleagues; the topic of …

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Linking Research with Military Women’s Health and Wellbeing

By Capt. Jaqueline D. Rychnovsky, NC, USN, commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center SILVER SPRING, Md. – The number of women in the military has steadily increased over the years, and in January of this year, Congress mandated that military women be afforded the same opportunities for combat assignment as men. As a result, women could be serving in some …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

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