Health

Improving Diabetic Care and the Patient Experience with Shared Appointments

By Kara Jablonski, PharmD, BCPS, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Focusing on our patients as a whole person, as more than just the sum of their disease is what the patient-centered medical home, known throughout Navy Medicine as Medical Home Port, is all about. This model is also about forming relationships between patients and their care team and getting patients to …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 1

By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang I’d like to discuss NAMRU-3’s Viral and Zoonotic Disease Research Program, aka the Virology Program. Our mission is to study, monitor and detect emerging and reemerging disease threats of importance to the U.S. military and public health. My department focuses on viral infectious tropical diseases. We are well placed in Egypt to conduct studies in …

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A Message from the Surgeon General: “Be Someone’s Hero” — Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part. Do Your Part.

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery April marks Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and I take this issue very seriously. That means I have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to sexual assault and I expect the same from everyone – Sailor or Civilian – throughout …

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Navy Medicine Perspective: Moral Injury

By Lt. Cmdr. Miller Kerr, MD, psychiatry resident and Lt. Cmdr. Mathew Rariden, staff psychologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wounds of war are not always physical – they can be psychological, moral and even spiritual. Service members can be injured on many levels. One level less frequently mentioned in the literature is moral injury. In a combat zone, service …

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Restoring and Optimizing Human Functional Mobility

By Lt. David Groves, Naval Hospital Guam Keeping a machine running at optimal performance requires ongoing maintenance. The human body is no different. Often times the body has been severely injured or to the point that it requires rehabilitation to work properly. This is where physical therapy (PT) steps in. PT focuses on restoring and optimizing human functional mobility. As …

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