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NAMRU-2 Pacific Responds to Marshall Island’s Dengue Fever Outbreak

By Lt. Dustin Harrison, Research Department, Naval Medical Research Unit 2 Pacific, Pearl Harbor Hawaii You may have heard this story; a few weeks ago a story was printed in regional papers from a Radio New Zealand International broadcast about three cases of dengue fever in the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI).  Dengue fever is a debilitating viral infection …

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Happy Holidays from the Navy Surgeon General

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The holiday season is upon us and it is a time to reflect and give thanks. I’d personally like to thank each and every member of the Navy Medicine family and your loved ones for your continued service and sacrifice.  It is because of …

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Navy Medicine on the Sideline at America’s Game

  By Cmdr. John C. Biery, Jr., Team Primary Care Sports Physician, U.S. Naval Academy The preparation for this weekend’s 2011 Army-Navy football game started long before the season’s first practice in August. Starting shortly after the Poinsettia Bowl last December, the monumental effort to rehabilitate the injuries sustained over the past season and to further develop the underclassmen into …

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Primary Care Medical Home at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

By Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Freitag, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Wash. Imagine being able to see your primary care physician the same day you call to make an appointment.  Imagine being able to communicate with your health care team any time of day by leveraging technology or email to get lab results or non-urgent medical advice. Imagine your health care team …

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A Great Afternoon for Football … A Great Day to be an American

Cmdr. Eric Elster, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center This past Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Washington Redskin’s football organization and USAA during the game against the New York Jets. It was truly a memorable afternoon. A sunny day, temperature in the mid-50’s – perfect for an afternoon of football. I put …

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