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Wounded Warrior tests brain-controlled prosthetic

(video courtesy of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab) U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joe Delauriers was the first patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) to begin using the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL). The brain-controlled prosthetic has nearly as much dexterity as a natural limb, 22 degrees of motion, and independent movement of fingers, the MPL was …

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Navy reservist support underserved community

The Guard and Reserve provide health care to Kaua’i during Tropic Care 2012 despite the island enduring one of its worst storms in decades. Defense Media Activity ,Video by Tech. Sgt. Michael Jackson, Hawaii News Bureau – (DVIDS) Often when military personal participate in training exercises, it is to prepare them for deployment, to brush up on skills or to …

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Supporting the 21st Century Sailor and Marine

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery One of my top priorities since becoming the Navy Surgeon General last November is to ensure that Navy Medicine is strategically aligned with the imperatives and priorities of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and Commandant of the Marine Corps.  Our …

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Get Your Plate in Shape

By Navy Medicine Support Command and Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center “Quick Tips” from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Results from a 2008 DoD Survey of Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel indicated that 62.7 percent of Navy military personnel are overweight and 14.3 percent are obese. The Navy is reporting the highest per-centages in both categories …

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Rush relieves watch at BUMED

By André B. Sobocinski, Navy Medicine Office of the Historian With the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s departure from its Hilltop in Foggy Bottom this summer, we find ourselves saying good-bye to an old friend. Roland Hinton Perry’s bronze likeness of Dr. Benjamin Rush has stood watch for 108 years of Navy medical history from his limestone perch on the …

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