Force health and safety

Instructor Discusses Brain Injury and how IDC’s are Trained

  By Lt. Stephen C. Johnson, D.O., Surface Warfare Medical Institute  I remember the first time I ever saw someone with residual symptoms from having a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I was a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3) at the time, and my co-worker had just returned from OIF 2. When he would visit the acute care area at Naval Air …

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Navy Medicine Looks Ahead to Ensure the Readiness of Female Sailors, Marines and Beneficiaries

By Cmdr. Eva Domotorffy NC, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Women’s Health Editor’s Note: Navy Medicine recently held its inaugural women’s health summit in San Diego. Leaders from the medical community, fleet representatives and health researchers discussed critical topics regarding women’s health and health care; and began to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to shape and …

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NMCSD Taking the Lead on Mind Body Medicine and Hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit

Editor’s Note:  On February 25-26, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) will be hosting the first Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit as a way to equip healthcare providers with the cutting edge in self-care resiliency tools by highlighting the latest research, best practices throughout the DoD/VA and hands-on workshops to introduce various self-care skills such as mindfulness meditation and …

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Is Your Weight Weighing on Your Health?

By Anthony Barkley, M.Ed., Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center You know that maintaining a healthy body weight is important to your overall well-being. But did you know that it can actually reduce stress on your body and improve everything from heart and lung function, to mood and memory, to hormones …

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Navy Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

Throughout the year, Navy Medicine maintained its ability and capability to deploy whenever, wherever, to meet the needs of our Navy and Marine Corps. We deployed with the Navy’s two hospital ships to build trust and cooperation with partner nations. Navy Medicine ambassadors made an impact across the United States, engaging with citizens of local communities. Throughout the year, we …

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