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One Shot (or Sniff) and You’re Ready For Flu Season

By Capt. Cappy Surette, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs The Navy Medical Command Headquarters got the opportunity to star in a recent “All Hands” video to highlight the overall Navy efforts to ensure our naval personnel get immunized against the flu.  It was a lot of fun and the video crew from the Defense Media Activity …

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NMC San Diego Leader in Breast Health

By Terry L. Lehmann, Academic Coordinator, Breast Health, Naval Medical Center San Diego From pink ribbons on collars and lab coats, to grocery bags and even NFL team apparel. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease and research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Supporters hope greater knowledge …

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 1 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Jambo! This is the jovial Swahili word for hello that I have already said and heard so often here in Kenya at the Chepaiywa Health Center in the Rift Valley Province. I am participating in a month long rotation here in Western Kenya as part of my …

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Navy Medicine Magazine Publishes Fall Issue

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the Fall issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. The issue has a heavy focus on mental health and features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done by Navy Medicine around the world.   The magazine features articles about how Navy Medicine is …

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Think Pink: Get a Mammogram Today

By Cmdr. Diane Hite and Cmdr. Jason Wong, Office of Women’s Health at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Hite is a Navy Nurse.  Wong is a Navy Obstetrician Gynecologist. More than 200,000 women are diagnosed each year and approximately 40,600 women died from breast cancer in 2007, according to 2010 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and …

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