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Celebrating National Physician Assistant Week

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by Cmdr. Ed Owens, physician assistant specialty leader, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point National Physician Assistants (PA) Day was first celebrated Oct. 6, 1987, in honor of the 20th anniversary of the first graduating class of physician assistants. On Oct. 6, 2010, President Barrack Obama proclaimed October 6 – 12, as National Physician Assistant Week. This year the physician assistant profession …

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Navy Medicine is Prepared to Care for Women at Sea

Lt. Hope Moore, a Surface Warfare Medical Officer and instructor at the Surface Warfare Medical Institute, discusses breast anatomy with a patient.
(Photo by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jaime Zamora)

By Lt. Hope Nicole Blythe Moore, General Medical Officer, Surface Warfare Medical Institute At the Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) in San Diego, California, we do our part to help Navy Medicine increase awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among our female Sailors serving on Navy ships. Female Sailors underway or in port …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 4 – Final Chapter

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, left, and a British competitor bond at the 2016 Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games.

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We conclude our series about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, who exemplifies the warrior spirit and resiliency of our brother’s in arms. He has overcome his own personal adversity to become a shining example to those living with a disability. Every time …

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Healing After Suicide

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By Lt. Cmdr. Angelica M. Pucha, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth suicide prevention coordinator The suicide of a family member, friend or co-worker often has a powerful and sometimes devastating impact on the people who are left behind. Grief is a complex, but normal and natural human response to the death of a person with whom you are close.  When the death …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 3

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By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s career as a hospital corpsman taking care of Marines on the battlefield. Recently injured after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. According to Gilley, he fell in …

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