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Tobacco Use – Our People, Our Policies, Our Personal Responsibilities

There is no debate on the hazards of smoking and tobacco use. From a scientific perspective, the debate ended conclusively over 50 years ago when the U.S. Surgeon General issued the landmark report that changed how the country faced this growing public health threat.  Smoking kills. And 50 years later, it is still killing. Smoking is the leading cause of …

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Navy Medicine … Our Presence Matters

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month I wrapped up my first visit to our research facilities in Southeast Asia. I visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center-Asia (NMRC-Asia) in Singapore, the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 (NAMRU-2) in Phnom Penh and the …

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Virtual Board Saves Real Money

By Capt. Elizabeth McGuigan, director, Navy Graduate Medical Education (GME) & Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Bill Robinson, deputy, Navy GME & CME This year’s Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB), which chooses medical officers from the Army, Air Force and Navy for internship, residency, fellowship and non-clinical training, had a very different look – it was completely …

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Get Ready for the 14th Annual Crews Into Shape Challenge

By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs     The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) kicks-off its 14th annual Crews Into Shape challenge in conjunction with National Nutrition Month® and Navy Nutrition Month, Mar. 2. Crews Into Shape is a four-week challenge that uses a team approach to promote wellness, combining the support of …

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Training Gets Real for Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman School

By Surface Warfare Medical Institute The Surface Warfare Medical Institute’s (SWMI) Surface Force Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) School will unveil two state-of-the-art Virtual Reality Medical Simulation rooms at an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 14 at 9 a.m.  The Virtual Reality Medical Simulation project – part of a $7.6 million building renovation to enhance the learning environment for …

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