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Get Screened During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

By Cmdr. Jim Keck, Naval Hospital Jacksonville family medicine physician March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to get familiar with this disease and how you can prevent it.  Colorectal cancer affects the colon or rectum—the lower part of your digestive system.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among cancers that affect both …

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Tips for Making a Comeback After Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Ana Soper, PhD, staff neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort, S.C. March is Brain Injury Awareness month, and a time to remember our service members and their families affected by brain injury. As an active duty Navy neuropsychologist working with those affected by TBI,  I’ve developed several tips to help service members and their loved ones during their recovery: 1) …

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Navy Neuropsychology: Meeting the Needs of the Warfighter

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, Neuropsychologist/Aerospace Experimental Psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group Navy neuropsychology has undergone massive changes in the past ten years. From a community that regularly maintained only three to four active duty neuropsychologists at a time to one in which we haven’t been able to procure and grow enough, we have been a much-needed clinical specialty in order to …

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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

Navy Medicine is proud to present the March 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise around the world. This month highlights Navy Medicine’s partnerships in health diplomacy. Click here to view the newsletter online.

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Navy Expeditionary Team Assist Mexican Navy with Undersea Medicine

By Capt. Bruce A. Cohen, force surgeon, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command  Recently I had the great experience of working with a team of U.S. Navy medical specialists deployed to Acapulco, Mexico, Search, Rescue and Diving School to teach a training course focusing on hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diving medicine in response to a request from the Mexican Navy. This type …

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