Readiness

A Message from Navy Medicine’s Force Master Chief – Focus on Men’s Health

Every year in June, the United States recognizes Men’s Health Month to heighten awareness of preventable health issues commonly found in men and encourage early detection and treatment of disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the top five leading causes of death among men include heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury or accidents, chronic lower respiratory disease and …

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Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit. Is nicotine addiction really nothing more than an exploding cigar that some willingly smoke? Who does that? How can such a product …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and Marine Corps team, is our …

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Preventing TBI for all Ages

By Suzanne G. Martin, Senior Scientist/Clinical Psychologist with Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center The weather is warmer, the sun is shining and it’s a great time for outdoor sports and summer fun. Unfortunately, it is also a time when summer activities can sometimes lead to serious injuries – like a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury can be …

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Training for Healthy Hearts

By Petty Officer 1st Class (FMF/CAC) Aldrin Augustus, Cardiovascular Instructor and Navy Service Lead, Cardiovascular Technician Program, Medical Education and Training Campus As a Navy Cardiovascular Technician (CVT) I am one of the most highly specialized, medically trained enlisted professionals in the Navy.   The training I deliver at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) is one of a kind! …

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