Health

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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PHOP a Safety Net for Navy and Marine Corps Reservists’ Psychological Health

By Shelly S. McDowell, LCSW USNR/USMCR Psychological Health Outreach Program Project Manager  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps reservists are dedicated service members who serve their country while activated just the same as full-time active duty service members do.  Sometimes they feel as though they are an overlooked population, but in my current role, my team and I work every day …

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Navy Radiation Health Community in Action for Japanese Disaster Relief Efforts

  By Cmdr. Ted St. John, MSC, USN, PhD, Executive Officer, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Marine Forces Pacific (MARFORPAC) Radiation Health Officer for Operation Tomodachi    There are few opportunities for radiation health professionals to take leading roles in disaster response. When operational commanders’ humanitarian assistance efforts are confounded by radioactive fallout, they need the expertise the Navy …

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Navy Preventive Medicine’s Role in Supporting Continuing Promise 2011

      By Cmdr. Mark S. Riddle.  Continuing Promise is an annual humanitarian civic affairs deployment to the U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) area of responsibility providing medical, dental, veterinary, engineering and subject matter expert exchanges (SMEEs) with the goal of demonstrating dedication and commitment to our friends in the Caribbean, Central and South America. The Continuing Promise mission provides …

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