Health

U.S. Navy is a Leader Developing Malaria Vaccine

By Dr. Eileen Villasante, Head, Malaria Department, and Capt. Judith Epstein, Clinical Director, Malaria Department, Naval Medical Research Center U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and Marine Corps team, is our …

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TBI And The Family

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Living with a service member who has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the greatest challenges a military family, or any family, can face. Physical wounds associated with the condition most likely will heal, but the “well” person may be very different. Patients with a mild TBI— …

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Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center Participate in Brain Awareness Week Event

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Researchers from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) participated in the DoD National Museum of Health and Medicine’s (NMHM) 17th Annual Brain Awareness Week event, March 17. Brain Awareness Week is one of the museum’s central efforts to support DoD STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce development priorities. The program …

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There is Hope for TBI Recovery

By Danielle M. Bolton, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Public Affairs Traumatic brain injuries have come to the forefront of service members minds as medical facilities look for innovative ways to treat what they cannot see. The Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Center, whose mission is to provide state of the art precision brain injury recovery medical care …

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