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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 4 – Final Chapter

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We conclude our series about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley, who exemplifies the warrior spirit and resiliency of our brother’s in arms. He has overcome his own personal adversity to become a shining example to those living with a disability. Every time …

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Healing After Suicide

By Lt. Cmdr. Angelica M. Pucha, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth suicide prevention coordinator The suicide of a family member, friend or co-worker often has a powerful and sometimes devastating impact on the people who are left behind. Grief is a complex, but normal and natural human response to the death of a person with whom you are close.  When the death …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s note: We continue our story about disabled Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley’s career as a hospital corpsman taking care of Marines on the battlefield. Recently injured after being involved in a motorcycle accident, Gilley continuously displays his resiliency. According to Gilley, he fell in …

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CSADD: Raising Suicide Awareness, Prevention One Day At A Time

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs The nature of my job as a mass communication specialist allows me the opportunity to get involved in many different associations and activities around the command. One of the first events I had the chance to see when I arrived at Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC) on Joint Base …

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Healthy Aging – You may have more control than you think

By Trish Rose, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor If you’re considering when the right time is to start collecting retirement benefits, one important factor to take into account is how long you might actually live.  But a more important factor to consider is what your health might be during that time.  What good is a long life if it is not …

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