Fleet and the Fleet Marine Force

Profiles in Medical Power – LCDR Vikas Shrivastava

LCDR Vikas Shrivastava, MC, USN USS Bataan (LHD 5) Senior Medical Officer PEOPLE LCDR Shrivastava received his commission through the NROTC program at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently attended Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.  He completed a transitional internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and served as General Medical Officer aboard USS …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Hospital Corps 120th Anniversary

On behalf of the Navy Medicine family, I would like to thank the members of the Hospital Corps as they commemorate 120 years of excellence and selfless service to our Navy, Marine Corps, and Nation. Today we celebrate the strength, valor, fidelity, and compassion of our most decorated Corps. Men and women are alive today because of the selflessness, commitment, …

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The Science behind Finding the Balance between Combat Load, Survivability, Health, and Performance

From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs How fast can you run 50 yards? Now, add an 80 pound backpack. Can you run the same distance as fast as you did without the heavy load? If you’re a warfighter, running across open ground in battle, adding just one second to your time can be the difference between life and death. …

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Father’s Day has a healthier meaning

Next week we kick-off National Men’s Health Week. Today’s blog comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a teaser for next week.   National Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 11-17, 2012. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to heighten the awareness of …

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