Navy Medicine

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley

By Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley, reserve liaison officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery My name is Lt. Cmdr. James Wiley. I’m a reserve liaison officer at the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. My job as a reserve liaison officer is to ensure Navy Medicine is ready to mobilize Sailors to deploy. I believe in selfless service …

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Understanding Suicide Prevention

By Mark Long, Ed.D., public health educator, health promotion and wellness department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center As we observe Suicide Prevention Month this September, it’s important to understand how each of us can make a difference in the lives of others. When you know suicide risk factors and warning signs, you can help prevent, identify, and intervene …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael A. Cella

By Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael A. Cella,  leading petty officer, Naval Hospital Bremerton My name is Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Michael Cella. I am currently assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton, in the family medicine department as leading petty officer (LPO) for Family Medicine Clinic Team Three. As the Family Medicine Clinic (FMC) Team Three LPO, I lead and mentor nine other Sailors …

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Top Tips for Healthy Aging from Navy Medicine’s “Most Seasoned” Sailor

Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our Sailors, Marines and their families. That’s why we encourage everyone to partner in their health and live a healthy lifestyle while providing the programs and resources to help them reach their goals. Healthy aging month is no different. Healthy aging starts with making healthy decisions now. As part of …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 3

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED “Dryness, coolness, fresh air, sunshine, cleanliness of body, clothes and bedding, good food, pure water, temperance, refreshing sleep, occupation exercise, cheerfulness, and contentment of mind…” ~A Recipe for Good Health by Medical Inspector Albert Gihon, USN, 1871 For much of the nineteenth century the United States was losing a war to an overlooked threat. …

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