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Navy Surgeon General Opening Remarks To Senate Appropriations Committee – Defense


Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery provided the following opening remarks to the Senate Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee during a hearing on defense health programs and military medicine funding March 29. Chairman Cochran, Vice Chairman Durbin, distinguished members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to update you on Navy Medicine. We value your important oversight …

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I Joined the Navy for Adventure – I got all that and more


By Capt. Tom Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Brain Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune Editor’s Note: We wrap up Brain Injury Awareness Month with a note from the director of the Marine and Sailor Concussion Recovery Center.  A board certified neurologist, Capt. Johnson has deployed to Iraq with the Marine Corps Center for Lessons Learned to evaluate the care provided to service …

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Toward a Better Understanding of Brain Injury


By Lt. Cmdr. Peter B. Walker, Naval Medical Research Center For the Neurotrauma Department (NTD) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring Maryland, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. To do our part NTD (comprised of more than 20 military, government civilian, and contractors) has recently been an active participant at several local and national events that …

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Searching for Systems-Based Solutions to Enhance Readiness


By Cmdr. Benjamin Walrath I am Cmdr. Benjamin Walrath, an Emergency Medicine physician, former surface warfare officer and flight surgeon, pursuing an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine fellowship through the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. My tour as a flight surgeon was with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) Dragon Whales in Norfolk, Virginia.  It was the summer …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Okay, Here’s The Deal – MHS Review

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By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan On May 28th, Secretary of Defense Hagel ordered a comprehensive 90-day review of the Military Health System (MHS). This very comprehensive review examined access, patient safety, and quality of care primarily in military treatment facilities. This review provided us the opportunity to compare ourselves to national benchmarks as well as against systems currently considered to be leading edge. The review …

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