Health

Get Your Plate in Shape

By Navy Medicine Support Command and Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center “Quick Tips” from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Results from a 2008 DoD Survey of Health Behaviors Among Military Personnel indicated that 62.7 percent of Navy military personnel are overweight and 14.3 percent are obese. The Navy is reporting the highest per-centages in both categories …

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Navywide training, as real as it can get

 By Terrence J. Lerma, emergency preparedness coordinator, Naval Hospital Bremerton, Wash. Ask anyone in the know and they’ll be the first to admit that you can’t schedule emergency. If and when an emergency does happen, it will be at the worst possible moment. As such, we have to be ready. Planning and exercising a realistic after-hours scenario has helped us …

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Navy Medicine research helps to stave virus

By NMPCHC Public Affairs  The threat of a virus spreading could be the plot right out of a movie, but it’s real life and the Navy’s Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Two (NEPMU2) in Norfolk is dealing with those “what-if” scenarios every day. They announced March 12 the development of a norovirus testing kit to help identify Navy-wide outbreaks. Noroviruses are the …

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Naval Health Research Center Investigators Track Vaccine in Military Recruits

By Cmdr. Dennis J. Faix, MC, USN; Anthony Hawksworth, Cmdr. Patrick J. Blair, MSC, USN Military recruits are particularly vulnerable to respiratory infections like the cold or flu because of crowded living quarters and shared facilities.  Adenoviruses, a large family of viruses, are the most common cause of respiratory infections and outbreaks in military recruits. “Boot camp flu” and “recruit …

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A Patient Experience at Naval Medical Center San Diego

Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) is the largest medical treatment facility in the Western Pacific. A premier health care facility, NMCSD’s main hospital along with their 11 Primary Care Clinics and 10 Dental Clinics has more than 6,500 staff providing patient centered care for more than 100,000 enrolled patients. This is just one story of how our staff provides …

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