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Navy Medicine research helps to stave virus

By NMPCHC Public Affairs  The threat of a virus spreading could be the plot right out of a movie, but it’s real life and the Navy’s Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU2) in Norfolk is dealing with those “what-if” scenarios every day. They announced March 12 the development of a norovirus testing kit to help identify Navy-wide outbreaks. Noroviruses are the …

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Marines take aim in archery

By Petty Officer 2nd Class John O’Neill Herrera, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs Marines assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Wounded Warrior Battalion West detachment, (left to right) Sgt. Eric Rodriguez, Staff Sgt. Gabriel Martinez and Cpl. Marcus Chischilly wait their turn during an archery practice at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center during the 2012 Paralympics …

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Navy Chaplain Recalls Journey in Latest Real Warriors Profile

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Steve Dundas, chaplain, reflects on his post-traumatic stress disorder and offers hope and inspiration in this new Real Warriors Campaign video. (Video courtesy of Real Warriors Campaign) “You can’t go back to what you were… you  have to adapt to what you are.” – Lt. Cmdr. Steve Dundas U.S. Navy chaplain With 30 years in the military, …

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Naval Health Research Center Investigators Track Vaccine in Military Recruits

By Cmdr. Dennis J. Faix, MC, USN; Anthony Hawksworth, Cmdr. Patrick J. Blair, MSC, USN Military recruits are particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections like the cold or flu because of crowded living quarters and shared facilities.  Adenoviruses, a large family of viruses, are the most common cause of respiratory infections and outbreaks in military recruits. “Boot camp flu” and “recruit …

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A Patient Experience at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is the largest medical treatment facility in the Western Pacific. A premier health care facility, NMCSD’s main hospital along with their 11 Primary Care Clinics and 10 Dental Clinics has more than 6,500 staff providing patient centered care for more than 100,000 enrolled patients. This is just one story of how our staff provides …

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