Sailors

San Antonio Lab Technology Supports Navy Dentistry

Cmdr. David Leal, head, Biomaterial and Environmental Surveillance Team, Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio Our group, at Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. As the lead agent for mercury abatement in naval dental treatment facilities, we are responsible for the development and testing of systems …

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What You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

By Michael (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP), Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center What can a woman do to prevent pregnancy if she had unprotected sex? If a woman has had sex without using birth control or if something happened (such as a condom broke), she can use emergency contraception to reduce her …

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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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