Health

Navy Medicine Supports Military Medical Technology Month

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General After a decade of war, we have seen military medical technology advance by leaps and bounds. I am always impressed with the progress we have made in the realms of clinical informatics, prosthetics, and modeling and simulation. It is truly remarkable how far we have come.  We are performing at …

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Warrior Care Month: Red Ramos’ Story

By Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Redmond Ramos  Growing up with two older brothers and a younger step-brother, life has always been competitive, in a one-up-you kind of way. We were always trying to outdo each other and giving each other grief when one of us didn’t live up to our own hype. So in 2007, ten days after graduating …

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Don’t Get Burned During Holiday Cooking

By Tony Carotenuto, Preventive Medicine, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center The weather is turning crisp and the leaves are changing colors.  This can only mean one thing, the holidays are quickly approaching.  The holidays bring many families and friends together.  It is a time of celebration!  As we have a want to do we enjoy these celebrations with …

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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Excels in DUI Prevention

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Richard Gold, Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor In the past 17 months, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor has embraced a culture of accountability and responsibility when it comes to drug and alcohol incidents. Similar to many other Navy commands, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island works proactively to decrease the incidents of …

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2012 Great American Smokeout (GASO)

By Shanya Perkins, Public Health Educator, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Portsmouth Va. Last year, I participated in the Great American Smokeout (GASO). As a health educator from the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), I had the opportunity to listen to some of the most amazing stories about how people quit, why people quit and …

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