Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games concluded July 28, but not before showcasing the self-determination, resiliency, and support by DoD, shipmates, family, friends and the military medical community that is instrumental to helping our wounded, ill and injured service members overcome their physical obstacles. Throughout the …

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A Focus on Men’s Health during Continuing Promise 2015

By Cmdr. Timothy Powell, MC, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth As the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) Director of Surgical Services, aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) our team is not only delivering exceptional surgical care, but also contributing to one of the many aspects of this mission, men’s health. To provide a brief background on the mission, Continuing Promise is a U.S. …

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USNS Mercy Team Display Strong Foundation of Medical Readiness during Pacific Partnership

By Rear Adm. Bruce L. Gillingham, commander, Navy Medicine West Last month, I joined hundreds of families in bidding a teary, yet proud “fair winds and following seas” to 600-plus Sailors aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship, as they pulled away from the Naval Base San Diego pier bound for Southeast Asia and Oceania in support of U.S. Pacific Fleet’s …

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Men: Make Sexual Health a Priority

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 health? Sexual health is a …

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer

By Gerald Hopple, safety manager, and Cmdr. Connie Scott, department head, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Summer is finally here. The days are longer, the sun is brighter, and the air is warmer. It’s time to head to the beach or the backyard for well-deserved relaxation with family and friends. Just remember to …

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