Health

Wounded Warrior care at Camp Pendleton is team effort

By Navy Lt. Marc Calestini, Internal Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, Calif. With the Navy Medicine adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Port, primary care is becoming more and more a team effort. One place where this is strikingly apparent is with the Wounded Warrior Program at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. As the Wounded Warrior Medical Officer, I function …

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“Sexual assault has no place within Navy Medicine”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General Recently Navy Medicine became a key partner in supporting the new “21st Century Sailor and Marine” initiative that the Secretary of the Navy announced last month. This initiative lays out a set of objectives, programs and policies across a spectrum of wellness that maximizes the personal readiness of Sailors, Marines and …

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Wounded Warrior tests brain-controlled prosthetic

(video courtesy of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab) U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joe Delauriers was the first patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) to begin using the Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL). The brain-controlled prosthetic has nearly as much dexterity as a natural limb, 22 degrees of motion, and independent movement of fingers, the MPL was …

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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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