Readiness

Finding Your Motivation to Quit Tobacco

By Lt. James Jones, Family Medicine Physician Assistant, Tobacco Cessation Clinical Guidelines Champion, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Quitting tobacco is hard, but it’s not impossible. Anyone can do it. The first step is making a personal choice and finding your reason for quitting, because no matter how many medications or nicotine replacement therapies you try, you have to really want …

Read More »

Fall is back, so is flu season; Navy Medicine is ready, are you?

Let’s face it, getting the flu isn’t fun. The fever, aches, chills, cough and cold symptoms are unpleasant to say the least. Navy Medicine wants to urge everyone to be ready for flu season this year. The actions you take now can help prevent you from getting this dangerous disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) influenza is …

Read More »

Stress Is Your Body’s Reaction to a Stimulus

By Cmdr. John Brooks, M.D., Lovell Federal Health Care Center Stress is simply your body’s reaction to a stimulus and it is present in our everyday lives. The stimulus can be an event that is either good or bad; it can be real or perceived; and it can range in severity from mild to major or even traumatic. Stress is …

Read More »

Readiness Through Research and Development

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, Ph.D., MSC, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center Readiness Through Research and Development, at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), that’s not just our motto, it’s what we do. Every day, our scientists are doing incredible work, studying how physical and psychological stressors impact our warfighters. After more than a decade of war, we know …

Read More »

Hospital Corpsman Skills Basic Course a Program Reborn

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Matthew Blake Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” If you’ve been around Navy Medicine for any time, you’ve likely found that to be a common mantra – constantly striving to improve. Starting Oct. 1, Hospital Corpsman (HM) at every Budget Submitting Office (BSO) 18 Patient Care …

Read More »