Think Pink: Get a Mammogram Today

By Cmdr. Diane Hite and Cmdr. Jason Wong, Office of Women’s Health at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Hite is a Navy Nurse.  Wong is a Navy Obstetrician Gynecologist. More than 200,000 women are diagnosed each year and approximately 40,600 women died from breast cancer in 2007, according to 2010 statistics from the […]

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Nowhere Else I’d Rather Be: Initial Impressions from the New Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Commander

By Capt. Bruce Meneley,  commanding officer, NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Meneley, a U.S. Navy Emergency Medicine physician, assumed command in August 2011 with a multinational crew composed of mostly U.S. Navy personnel, but also with U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Canadian, Dutch, Belgian, British and Danish support.  Kandahar is hot, dusty, […]

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What’s On Your Plate?

By Christine Monson, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. Wellness Center intern The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has unveiled a new food guide, which appears in the shape of a plate, after much scrutiny over the past twenty years. With alarming rates of obesity in the U.S. (estimated at two-thirds of adults and one-third of […]

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Navy Medicine Partners With FBI, Explores Craniofacial Reconstruction

By Capt. Gerald Grant, director of the Craniofacial Imaging Research Group, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, directorate of Navy Medicine Manpower Personnel Training and Education Command and service chief of 3-D Medical Application Center, Bethesda, Md. My team and I are currently involved in some unique craniofacial reconstruction projects and we’re partnering with the FBI to […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center A report by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) details decades in progress against cancer since the National Cancer Act became law in 1971, launching the National Cancer Institute and the “War on Cancer.” The report laid out some of the progress researchers have achieved against […]

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