Health

Dangers of Synthetic Drugs: “Not in My Navy”

  By Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As we enjoy the remainder of this summer season with our friends and family, I’d like to draw attention to a serious health issue affecting our Sailors, Marines, and their families. I’m talking about the dangerous health …

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I’ll See You at the Clinic this Flu Season

By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW/FMF) Scott Thrasher, Hospital Corps Planner, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgey (BUMED) As the flu season rapidly approaches, I wanted to take a moment and remind all Sailors, Marines, and family members of their responsibility to receive the annual vaccination that will soon be available.  As a preventive medicine technician, well schooled in …

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Task Force Razorback Provides Health Care in Rural Arkansas

By Cmdr. Lisa Gittleman, Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component (NMSC-RC) In addition to being a family nurse practitioner in the Naval Reserve, I am the assistant operations officer and innovative readiness training (IRT) planner for Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component. This has been a unique and challenging role for me, as I have worked with joint service teams to complete …

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POMI Officers Link Medical and Line Communities

Lt. Raul Cardenal is the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery branch head for knowledge management, M3/M5, contingency support. The plans, operations, medical intelligence (POMI) community is a highly specialized cadre of Medical Service Corps officers that serve as operational liaisons between the medical and line communities.  They are equally versed with strategic doctrine and operational processes as with public …

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PTSD Patients Build Resiliency at Navy Medicine’s OASIS

By Lt. Cmdr. (Dr.) Paul Sargent, Division Officer and founding Program Director for Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) As the founding director of the Overcoming Adversity and Stress Injury Support (OASIS) program, I have been thinking a lot about individual resilience lately. Last week, OASIS celebrated one year of treating patients and I couldn’t be more proud of the work …

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