Navy Medicine Community

“Q & A” for 21st Century Sailor and Marine

“Navy Medicine is in the readiness business…we must be ready the minute a warrior hits the ground, or mom heads into the labor deck. We exist to support the Fleet and the Fleet Marine Force. When the world dials 911, it is NOT to make an appointment.”  –  Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Bureau of …

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Marines take aim in archery

By Petty Officer 2nd Class John O’Neill Herrera, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs Marines assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego’s Wounded Warrior Battalion West detachment, (left to right) Sgt. Eric Rodriguez, Staff Sgt. Gabriel Martinez and Cpl. Marcus Chischilly wait their turn during an archery practice at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center during the 2012 Paralympics …

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FOCUS for Couples

By Kirsten Woodward, director of FOCUS and Family Programs Division We celebrated Valentine’s day earlier this month. It is a holiday in which couples express their romantic thoughts for each other. The holiday celebrates love and is observed by exchanging candy & gifts. It’s a holiday where couples can share their feelings of adoration toward one another and small tokens …

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The Importance of Immunizing Your Child

By 2nd Lt. Megan Donahue, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and Lt. Robert Lennon, family medicine physician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. Why is it important for a child to receive all of his or her recommended vaccinations? Vaccines help prevent diseases that cause health problems and death by providing the vaccinated individual with immunity to the organisms …

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Navy Medicine on the Sideline at America’s Game

  By Cmdr. John C. Biery, Jr., Team Primary Care Sports Physician, U.S. Naval Academy The preparation for this weekend’s 2011 Army-Navy football game started long before the season’s first practice in August. Starting shortly after the Poinsettia Bowl last December, the monumental effort to rehabilitate the injuries sustained over the past season and to further develop the underclassmen into …

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