Health

Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Medical Informatics

By: Mike Galarneau, Director for Operational Readiness, Naval Health Research Center “Big data” is a popular buzz phrase these days—a term used to describe large volumes of data that can be mined and analyzed for information and insights. The term “big data” may be new, but the concept isn’t, and at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), we’ve being doing …

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Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health

By: Cindy Thomsen, Ph.D., Health and Behavioral Sciences Department Head, Naval Health Research Center When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony

by Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Keith Anthony I was 16-years-old when I first had contact with a military organization. I had joined the Army JROTC at my high school. After my first day of school, I immediately went to the barbershop and got a flat top hair cut to meet regulations, and found a niche for shining my brass and squaring …

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Controlling a Formidable Adversary: Disease-Transmitting Aedes Mosquitoes

By Lt. Cmdr. James Dunford, entomologist, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Prevention of mosquito-borne diseases plays an important role in the success of military operations. Re-emerging and emerging infectious diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika virus are becoming increasingly more common in the Western Hemisphere. The primary vectors implicated in the spread of these viruses, Aedes aegypti (yellow …

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Corpsmen Demonstrate Resiliency and Warrior Spirit during 2016 DoD Warrior Games

Editor’s note: Navy Medicine applauds the approximately 250 wounded warrior athletes that competed in the 2016 Warrior Games. Of the 38 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors competing on behalf of Team Navy, seven were hospital corpsmen. Bravo Zulu to Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley and the following retired hospital corpsmen: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Surla, Hospital Corpsman …

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