Health

NMRC Researchers Train Laboratory Personnel in Azerbaijan

By Dr. Allen Richards, Rickettsial Diseases Research Program, Infectious  Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md.  As part of the Rickettsial Diseases Research Program at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) I was part of a team that traveled to Azerbaijan last spring to take part in a very exciting collaborative research project. We trained Azerbaijan Ministry of …

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Medical Home Port: A Shared Vision for Primary Health Care

By U.S. Navy Capt. Maureen Padden, Director of the Medical Home Port Program Management Office The Medical Home Port concept emphasizes team-based, comprehensive care that is designed to fully meet the complete primary care, health and wellness needs of patients. It is a model in which patients are assigned a team of health care professionals who support a comprehensive health …

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Navy Medicine Places Value on Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Medical residency years- three crucial, challenging, yet completely rewarding years of medical education.  As I begin the first of my residency years, it is difficult to personally quantify how demanding this year is going to be. I find it reassuring, however, to be a part of …

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Behavioral Health Tech (Psych Tech) Myth Buster

By Hospital Corpsman First Class April N. Sarani. Sarani has been in the Navy 18 years and has specialized in psychological and mental health for over 16 years. She is the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Enlisted Technical Leader (ETL) for HM 8485 Behavioral Health Technician. I am a Corpsman, but more specifically I am a behavioral health …

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Now is a Great Time to Find Out What FOCUS Can Offer Your Family

By Kirsten Woodward, LCSW, BUMED Director Family Programs Division Summertime is a time for fun in the sun, family vacations and a break for the kids from school. But summer also represents a time of transition, change and stress – it’s the most common time of year for Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) orders to be carried out– which …

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