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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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A Great Afternoon for Football … A Great Day to be an American

Cmdr. Eric Elster, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center This past Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Washington Redskin’s football organization and USAA during the game against the New York Jets. It was truly a memorable afternoon. A sunny day, temperature in the mid-50’s – perfect for an afternoon of football. I put …

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Reflections of Veterans Day

By Paul Ross, Managing Editor, Navy Medicine Magazine, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I joined the military in 2004 as a way to pay for college and because it seemed like a better option than roofing houses and waiting tables. There wasn’t much patriotism behind my decision. Both my grandfather’s had served, one in the Air Force and …

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Navy Medicine Keeps Runners Safe at Marine Corps Marathon

By Capt. Michele Weinstein, Chief of Staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery  Friday: 60/43 Saturday: 65/43 Those temperatures are the 10-day forecast predictions for Marine Corps Marathon race weekend in the metro D.C. area. Much warmer than that and it is sure to be a busy day for Navy Medicine. Although 43 degrees may seem cold and mean …

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