Health

Protect your Child, Immunize

By Jennifer Holden, RN, BSN, immunizations program nurse manger, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is April 18–25, 2015. At Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, we encourage everyone to make sure your youngest family members are up-to-date on all vaccinations. Giving infants the recommended immunizations by age two is the best way to protect them from 14 serious …

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NAMRU-3’s Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Research Program

By Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Lizewski I’d like to tell you all about the Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Program at U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3). Since its beginning in 1946, NAMRU-3 has a long history of working with diarrheal disease.   An event that solidified NAMRU-3’s reputation as a first rate research facility occurred shortly after its inception. A large cholera …

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Navy Medicine Researcher Studies Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Jacob Norris Editors Note: Lt. Jacob Norris, research psychologist, is leading a study on mild traumatic brain injury at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). NMRC is focused on understanding traumatic brain injury on all levels and time points; from the basic physiology to the potential impact traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have on service member quality of life …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 2

 By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang As I promised in my last blog I’m going to tell you more about our virology program activities and about another fairly new virus we’ve been working on. You may have heard of this novel virus, it is called MERS-CoV; which stands for “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (quite a long name).  It emerged in …

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Live Healthy, Be Active

Connie Scott, MSM, RD, Cmdr., MSC, Department Head, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Have you ever wished that you had more energy or fewer aches and pains? You’re not alone. The good news is that regardless of age or ability, physical activity improves your health and well-being. Everyone can benefit from regular exercise. …

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