Force health and safety

“Sexual assault has no place within Navy Medicine”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Recently Navy Medicine became a key partner in supporting the new “21st Century Sailor and Marine” initiative that the Secretary of the Navy announced last month. This initiative lays out a set of objectives, programs and policies across a spectrum of wellness that maximizes the personal readiness of Sailors, Marines and …

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Get Your Plate in Shape

By Navy Medicine Support Command and Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center “Quick Tips” from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Results from a 2008 DoD Survey of Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel indicated that 62.7 percent of Navy military personnel are overweight and 14.3 percent are obese. The Navy is reporting the highest per-centages in both categories …

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Navywide training, as real as it can get

 By Terrence J. Lerma, emergency preparedness coordinator, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash. Ask anyone in the know and they’ll be the first to admit that you can’t schedule emergency. If and when an emergency does happen, it will be at the worst possible moment. As such, we have to be ready. Planning and exercising a realistic after-hours scenario has helped us …

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