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Surgeon General honors Hospital Corps

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General On behalf of Navy Medicine and a grateful nation, I extend our sincere thanks and heartfelt congratulations to the men and women of the Hospital Corps, as you celebrate your 114th . No Marine has ever taken a hill without his corpsman by his side.  Our hospital corpsman deploy with Sailors …

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Navy Medicine Live has been redesigned!

Navy Medicine Live Readers – In an effort to continue to deliver a high-quality product showcasing Navy Medicine and the great work being done by its people, Navy Medicine Live has been redesigned. It has been nearly a year since we launched our first post and the staff here decided the pages could use a new look and feel to go …

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Summer Safety – Lyme Disease Prevention & Tick Tips and Tricks

By Retired Capt. Chuck Rhodes, head, Preventive Medicine Dept. and  Lt. j.g. Firdous Halwany, assistant head, Preventive Medicine Dept. Each summer, Marines, their families, and pets at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune face a common enemy – the tick! The hot, humid summer weather, abundance of forest and thick underbrush, coupled with a thriving wild deer population all contribute to …

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New Clinical Support Tool Helps Treat Substance Use Disorders

By Corina Notyce, DCoE Strategic Communications To address the ongoing concern within the military about substance use disorders, a new tool kit is available to assist health care providers treating patients abusing alcohol or drugs. The “Substance Use Disorder Toolkit,” developed by U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and …

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Father’s Day has a healthier meaning

Next week we kick-off National Men’s Health Week. Today’s blog comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a teaser for next week.   National Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 11-17, 2012. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to heighten the awareness of …

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