Force health and safety

Pacific Partnership: Global Heath Engagement in Action

Pacific Partnership 2016 is in full swing. The following photos give you an insider’s view of how the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) team provides hands-on medical and surgical care, and participates in cooperative health engagements with the goal of developing enhanced health care capacity, capability and resiliency for everyone involved. Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops in Timor Leste, the Philippines, …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with France (1797-1801) – our small …

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HM ‘A’ School Instructors Promotes Healthy Habits, Cultural Diversity Through Dance

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jacquelyn D. Childs, NMETC public affairs SAN ANTONIO – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) Diversity Council started a weekly Latin dance class Aug. 3 at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC), promoting healthy habits while encouraging a culture of inclusion. The lessons include salsa, bachata, and merengue and are designed to …

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Controlling a Formidable Adversary: Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquitoes

By Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, entomologist, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Prevention of mosquito-borne diseases plays an important role in the success of military operations. Re-emerging and emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus are becoming increasingly more common in the Western Hemisphere. The primary vectors implicated in the spread of these viruses, Aedes aegypti (yellow …

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Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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