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Navy Surgeon General Travel Log: Guam and Hawaii

Vice Adm. Faison conducts an admiral’s call with the Navy Medicine team.

Shipmates, Last week, I traveled with Force Master Chief Terry Prince to Guam and Hawaii. Here are several trip highlights: On day one in Guam, I met with over a dozen ombudsmen representing several commands as an opportunity to hear directly from the families we serve. The next day, I met with Rear Adm. Shoshana Chatfield, commander, Joint Region Marianas …

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I am Navy Medicine: Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D.


By Tracy S. Hejmanowski, Ph.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville Deployment Health Center I’ve long been invested in deploying personnel because of their strong sense of service and courage. As the program manager and deployment psychologist for Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Deployment Health Center (DHC), I am privileged to work solely with pre- and post-deployers and their families. I have been very fortunate …

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Protect Your Grape

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By Lt. Joseph Cahill, neurologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola Working as a neurologist has its challenges, but I have found that sometimes the real challenge lies at home with my own children and their attitudes towards protecting their brains or “grapes” as I like to call them. As my children have grown older, it has become harder to convince them of …

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NMCSD Taking the Lead on Mind Body Medicine and Hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit


Editor’s Note:  On February 25-26, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) will be hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit as a way to equip healthcare providers with the cutting edge in self-care resiliency tools by highlighting the latest research, best practices throughout the DoD/VA and hands-on workshops to introduce various self-care skills such as mindfulness meditation and …

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Pacific Partnership: Basic First Responder Course in Danang, Vietnam Culminates with Mass Casualty Drill

USNS Mercy and Vietnam medical personnel participate in coastal medicine disaster drill in Da Nang

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Charles Mahan The Basic First Responder Course started with basic first aid training for Vietnamese personnel that would most likely be the first group of people on the scene of any type of casualty, with this course mostly being curtailed to teach about multiple casualties. The training consisted of rapid patient assessment to find injuries, …

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