Population Health

U.S. Navy is a Leader Developing Malaria Vaccine

By Dr. Eileen Villasante, Head, Malaria Department, and Capt. Judith Epstein, Clinical Director, Malaria Department, Naval Medical Research Center U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the …

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Navy Medicine Looks Ahead to Ensure the Readiness of Female Sailors, Marines and Beneficiaries

By Cmdr. Eva Domotorffy NC, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Women’s Health Editor’s Note: Navy Medicine recently held its inaugural women’s health summit in San Diego. Leaders from the medical community, fleet representatives and health researchers discussed critical topics regarding women’s health and health care; and began to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to shape and …

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Be Sweet to Your Heart

By Naval Medical Center San Diego Population Health Program February is American Heart Month, and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.  The month of February dedicates efforts towards raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. According to research, in the United States, heart disease accounts for nearly one in every four …

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10 Tips on how to #LiveHealthy in 2016!

Navy Medicine’s top Sailor, Force Master Chief (FORCM) Terry Prince, transformed his life in 2003 by dropping unhealthy habits and successfully completing an Iron Man triathlon in Hawaii. Today he continues to practice the healthy lifestyle changes he made for the Iron Man and motivates those around him to live a healthier life. Here are his top 10 tips for …

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Navy Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

Throughout the year, Navy Medicine maintained its ability and capability to deploy whenever, wherever, to meet the needs of our Navy and Marine Corps. We deployed with the Navy’s two hospital ships to build trust and cooperation with partner nations. Navy Medicine ambassadors made an impact across the United States, engaging with citizens of local communities. Throughout the year, we …

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