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Welcoming the Next Generation of Navy Medicine in the shadow of the Liberty Bell

By Capt. Walt Greenhalgh MC USN (FS) I recently had the great honor of being invited to participate in the commissioning ceremony of some of the next generation of Navy Medical Corps Officers.  It was particularly fitting that the ceremony took place on a beautiful day in Philadelphia, right there at the Liberty Bell/Independence Hall Center not long after the …

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PTSD Patients Build Resiliency at Navy Medicine’s OASIS

By Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Paul Sargent, Division Officer and founding Program Director for Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) As the founding director of the Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) program, I have been thinking a lot about individual resilience lately. Last week, OASIS celebrated one year of treating patients and I couldn’t be more proud of the work …

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NMRC Researchers Train Laboratory Personnel in Azerbaijan

By Dr. Allen Richards, Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Infectious  Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.  As part of the Rickettsial Diseases Research Program at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) I was part of a team that traveled to Azerbaijan last spring to take part in a very exciting collaborative research project. We trained Azerbaijan Ministry of …

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Medical Home Port: A Shared Vision for Primary Health Care

By U.S. Navy Capt. Maureen Padden, Director of the Medical Home Port Program Management Office The Medical Home Port concept emphasizes team-based, comprehensive care that is designed to fully meet the complete primary care, health and wellness needs of patients. It is a model in which patients are assigned a team of health care professionals who support a comprehensive health …

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Navy Reserves Have Major Impact on NATO Role 3 in Kandahar

  By Capt. Mike McCarten, commanding officer of the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. McCarten is a U.S. Navy family physician and aerospace medicine specialist. I command the NATO trauma hospital south of Kandahar City, the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit (MMU) staffed with 225 men and women from Navy Medicine. To them, the scenes in …

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