Is It OK To Drink After A Concussion?

A concussion - also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) - is a disruption of normal brain function that occurs when the skull is hit, suddenly thrust out of position, penetrated, or struck by an external force.

By Suzanne G. Martin PsyD, MPH, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center, Camp Lejeune, N.C. A concussion – also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) – is a disruption of normal brain function that occurs when the skull is hit, suddenly thrust out of position, penetrated, or struck by an external force. According to […]

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Searching for Systems-Based Solutions to Enhance Readiness

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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, […]

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I am Navy Medicine: Sally J. Vickers

Perhaps what has been most rewarding in my Navy Medicine career has been that, as a public health educator, my primary focus has been on prevention of disease rather than on treatment once the diagnosis of a disease or disorder has been made.

By Sally J. Vickers A few words from a Navy Medicine Public Health Educator: My career with Navy Medicine began in 1995 and it has been much more rewarding and exciting than I ever could have imagined. With a BS in Food Science and Nutrition and an MS in Community Health Education, as a Certified Health […]

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Drink to Your Health

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By Cmdr. Connie Scott, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center We all know that water is good for us. But do you know just how critical it really is? Consider this – you can survive for weeks without food, but you can only live for days without water.(2, 3) It’s that important!  Water helps replenish […]

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Navy Medicine Personnel Spend Armed Forces Day Giving WWII “Honor Flight” Veterans a Hero’s Welcome

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Editors Note: Even though Memorial Day is still a few days that didn’t stop Washington D.C. area Navy Medicine personnel from spending this past Armed Forces Day giving a hero’s welcome to WWII “Honor Flight” veterans from across America who visited our nation’s capital to visit the WWII Memorial and several others. Of special note was […]

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