Navy Medicine Community

Options in Female Contraceptives

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP), Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center One goal of the Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center is to increase the proportion of pregnancies among Sailors and marines which are planned. An unplanned pregnancy is one which …

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Therapy Dogs: Meet Lucca

Lt. j.g. Brendan Finton, psychology doctoral student, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences    Dogs have held a special place in the military for years, in a variety of positions as working dogs, service dogs and therapy dogs. In military medicine, the issue of dogs is now at the forefront as it has become common practice to consider service dogs …

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Shielding Eyes Following Trauma: A No Pressure Situation

From the Vision Center of Excellence As far as first-aid practices go, applying pressure to a wound is as basic of a rule as it comes. However, we all learned in school that there’s an exception to every rule. In this case, the eyes have it for circumventing the norm. In fact, applying pressure to an eye wound may cause …

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Navy Corpsman Balances Family and Deployment

  Story and photos by Sgt. Jessi McCormick | 102nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment   After talking to a recruiter for a year, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Johanna Ray chose to join the Navy instead of the Army because she didn’t want to get dirty.  Seven years and plenty of mud later, Ray is deployed to Multinational Base – Tarin Kot, …

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SECNAV Welcomes Back Full Navy-Marine Corps Team, Reinforces Importance of Fiscal Responsibility

By Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Oct. 16 Congress passed and the President signed legislation restoring funding for the federal government until January 15. This has been an incredibly challenging time for our Department, and I know everyone is anxious to get back to work. I want to thank our Navy and Marine Corps civilians who faced not just …

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