Readiness

Corpsmen Demonstrate Resiliency and Warrior Spirit during 2016 DoD Warrior Games

Editor’s note: Navy Medicine applauds the approximately 250 wounded warrior athletes that competed in the 2016 Warrior Games. Of the 38 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors competing on behalf of Team Navy, seven were hospital corpsmen. Bravo Zulu to Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley and the following retired hospital corpsmen: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Surla, Hospital Corpsman …

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USNHO Dietitian Keeps Sailors and Marines Ready for the Fight

By Joe Andes, U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan Public Affairs Officer When it comes to mission readiness, fitness is a key component. For Marines and Sailors in the fleet, eating right and staying fit are just as important as maintaining weapons and equipment. “Active-duty members are not only expected to maintain a higher level of health and fitness compared to …

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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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