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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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NMLC Supports MTF Cardiovascular Image Management Systems

By Julius L. Evans, NMLC Public Affairs Naval Medical Logistics Command personnel traveled to Naval Medical Center San Diego to facilitate vendor product demonstrations for a cardiology Picture Archive and Communication System (PACS) project Jan. 4-8, 2016. Picture Archive and Communication is an open system network of digital medical devices designed to enhance the effective acquisition, transmission, display and management …

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What does a Navy Hospital Corpsman know about the Heart?

By Lt. Louis Streb, RN, MSN, Instructor, Basic Medical Technician Corpsman Program, Medical Education and Training Campus Editors Note: This story was originally posted February 16,2016 and was updated February 23,2016. Marines know when they’re sent to the front lines, a U.S. Navy corpsman will be right there with them.Hospital corpsmen, better known as ‘DOC,’ are Navy enlisted basic medical specialists under …

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From Civilian Postdoctoral Research Fellow to Navy Lieutenant

By Doris Ryan, Naval Medical Research Center It’s been almost a year since Chase Watters was wearing a maroon lab coat as a civilian postdoctoral research fellow at the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA), San Antonio, Texas. While there his research focused on using enzymatic debridement agents against multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. “I am very thankful …

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