Health

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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Trauma Team Works Towards a Common Goal at Role 3 Hospital in Afghanistan

By Cmdr. Mark Lenert and Lt. Cmdr. Ian Valerio, Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan The pager goes off.  It is a Trauma “A” alert, “IED blast casualty with multiple wounds”… another reminder of being in a warzone, and part of the daily life of the medical care team at the Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. …

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NMCPHC: You Serve. We Protect

From Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Health Promotion and Wellness. The mission of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) Health Promotion and Wellness Department (HPW) is to provide innovative and evidence-based health promotion and wellness programs and services that facilitate readiness and resilience, prevent illness and injury, hasten recovery and promote lifelong healthy behaviors …

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Communication Works to reduce Missed Appointments

By Dan BarberNaval Hospital Twentynine Palms Showing up late or not showing up at all for medical appointments is an ongoing challenge for most military treatment facilities. In 2010 the average monthly appointment “no-show’ rate was 10 percent at Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms (NHTP).  This rate translated into about 120 empty appointments each month that could have been used by …

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