Tag Archives: DoD

Five Navy Medicine Moments in April 2017 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile, rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Ensuring lives are saved wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict our medical professionals at work during April 2017. …

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A Navy Physician’s Perspective on Traumatic Brain Injury Programs [Remarks to Congress]

Capt. Thomas Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, provided the following opening remarks to the House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee during a hearing on post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury clinical and research programs, April 27. Chairman Coffman, Ranking Member Speier, distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for providing me …

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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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Brain Injuries are like Snowflakes; Each one Slightly Different

By Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MC, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Concussion Care Clinic Medical Director  After watching American and Coalition forces being outmaneuvered by low-tech, loosely organized fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal presciently observed that “It takes a network to destroy a network.”  He developed and promulgated an understanding that good tools and good information are not enough to …

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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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