Tips for Forming Preventive-Health Habits


By Sally Vickers, MS, CHES, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Much of our daily lives are set around habits, structures, and patterns. Think about it. Most of us wake up around the same time each day, eat a relatively similar breakfast, and our […]

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Navy Medicine Globally Engaged….Making History at RIMPAC


By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this month FORCM Boss and I wrapped up a trip to Hawaii to see many of our medical forces on the island of Oahu. What an honor it was to get out and meet with those […]

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Rehab Needs of Service Members Recovering from Traumatic Amputations

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By Dr. Ted Melcer, Ph.D, research psychologist, Naval Health Research Center, and the Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center During the early recovery phase, individuals with traumatic amputations frequently experience significant stress and challenges while modifying their lifestyles to reduce health risks. The amputee population can benefit greatly […]

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An Untapped Ocean of Opportunity, Part I

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By Naval Medical Research Center News “Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.” ~President John F. Kennedy While NASA’s Project Mercury was transporting public imagination to the stars, a lone Navy Diving and Submarine Medical Officer looked to the seas as the new frontier of […]

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WWII Surgeon Develops Light Field Ambulance

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By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Like the birth of smart phone culture and social media a century later, the first decades of the twentieth century saw great societal changes at the hands of new technology, namely the automobile.   Roads and traffic laws, traffic signs and signals, garages and gas stations sprouted up across the […]

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