Health

US Government and DoD Response to the Ebola Crisis

Dear MHS Colleagues, The international health community is working closely together to help confront the outbreak of Ebola virus in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and, more recently, Nigeria. As military medical professionals, we want to ensure that you are aware of the facts of the crisis, US government support to this effort, the Department of …

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Families and Suicide

By Kirsten Woodward, BUMED Family Programs Division Head and Director – Project FOCUS Why? It is the universal question asked by anyone affected by suicide. Suicide can be as mysterious and unpredictable as any hidden illness that goes undetected.  Your family member maybe “acting just fine” one day and the next has taken their own life.  There may be outward signs …

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Food and Water Risk Assessments

By Anthony Carotenuto    Ever wonder how we provide public health protection for our Department of Defense (DoD) personnel when conducting an exercise or meeting outside the United States at a location where we have no permanent installations? According to DoD regulations, the Secretaries of the Military must provide  public health protection for deployed forces during initial entry, exercises, and …

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Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training provides illuminating instruction at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Just as there is a night and day difference between performing a forensic exam versus a physical exam, there is also a definite distinction when using a blue light instead of a white light with a forensic camera kit. The end result of both can be illuminating. The variation of exam …

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NMRC Wound Infections Department Explores Therapeutic Bacteriophage Against Multidrug Resistant Bacterial Wound Infections

Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs SILVER SPRING, Md., — The Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Wound Infections Department is exploring the use of bacteriophage as a therapeutic against Multidrug Resistant (MDR) bacterial wound infections. The emergence of MDR skin and soft tissue infections has become a global problem for civilian and military populations alike, and in …

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