Bicycle Safety; Respect the Numbers

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By Christopher Walton, command safety manager, Navy Medicine Professional Development Center While on active duty I had the privilege of serving in the Navy as a Chief Hospital Corpsman.  Now several years later after my retirement I continue to serve the Navy, but I am no longer wearing a uniform.  Instead I am a civilian, […]

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Men: Make Sexual Health a Priority

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By Michael R. MacDonald, MS, Manager of Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) and Dr. Mark Long, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center When we think of our health, we often think of heart health or injury prevention. But how often do you think of sexual […]

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Every Hospital Corpsman Serving Today is the History of the Hospital Corps

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By Master Chief Hospital Corpsman (SS/SW/FMF) Brad McIntire, deputy director, Hospital Corps It is easy for me to stand here and rattle off the MoH’s, Navy Crosses, Silver Stars, Purple Hearts….ships, clinics, Hospitals, buildings named after Hospital Corpsmen. The sacrifices Hospital Corpsman have made serving, not only their country in general,  but in most cases the […]

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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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