Readiness

Health Innovation Month: Big Data, Big Impact for Navy Medicine

By Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, director, Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery July is Health Innovation Month, a time to highlight the technological innovations in military medicine that make Navy Medicine a global leader in research and development, clinical advances, and health care delivery. Navy Medicine has a rich history of innovation and ingenuity. From the Stokes wire-stretcher …

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Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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Physical Exams: Process Improvement Ensures Individual Medical Readiness

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Those serving in the U.S. Navy are familiar with the Sailors Creed.  Phrases in the creed state, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy … I proudly serve … I am committed to excellence …” Every military branch has …

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Naval Hospital Guam’s Medical Laboratory: Highly Reliable Every Day

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Did you know that 70 percent of medical decisions are the result of lab work? Medical lab tests are important for many reasons, including early detection and diagnosis of diseases. They also help providers determine the best course of treatment based on an individual’s needs and genetic makeup. Ultimately, lab tests can help improve …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 3

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery First-time competitor Hospitalman Katriana Durakovich said competing in archery and cycling at the DoD Warrior Games 2015 meant the world to her. Durakovich joined the Navy nearly three years ago in 2012, opting for what the Navy had to offer: a sense of pride, discipline and a chance …

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