Families

Bring your dad to work day: Father of a U.S. Navy pharmacist supports humanitarian mission

Lt. Cmdr. Emily Zywicke is the Pharmacy Department head onboard the USNS Mercy Pacific Partnership 2012 mission. Pacific Partnership 2012 is the largest annual humanitarian and civic action (HCA) mission in the Asia-Pacific region. The mission delivers humanitarian civil assistance and conduct environmental sustainability missions from USNS Mercy to the host nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.   Hello, …

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Father’s Day has a healthier meaning

Next week we kick-off National Men’s Health Week. Today’s blog comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a teaser for next week.   National Men’s Health Week is celebrated each year the week leading up to and including Father’s Day, which is June 11-17, 2012. During this week, individuals, families, communities, and others work to heighten the awareness of …

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Navy Family Medicine Programs Prep to Graduate Medical Home Port Specialists

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. It is hard to believe that just 11 months ago, I, along with many other Naval Medical Officers began our medical internship training. In less than one month, we will graduate from our internships prepared to help our fellow shipmates, dependents and retirees in the fleet or …

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One Day at a Time: Supporting a Family Member with PTSD

By Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs and Editor, Navy Medicine Magazine When my kid brother left for Iraq he was just that — a kid. He returned home shattered inside. The “dark pit,” as he calls it, was hidden underneath his gruff, infantry-tattooed exterior. No one in our family could have predicted what he …

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Today: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day! Military children are a resilient bunch. From moves, to making new friends, deployments. By Carlton Drew, director, Defense Center of Excellence, for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, Education directorate   A new children’s resource is available for parents, other family members and health care providers. Developed by DCoE, the “Children of …

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