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What do food date codes really mean?

By: Cmdr. John Brooks and Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton,  Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center We’ve all seen the “best by,” “use by,” “enjoy by” and “sell by” on food labels, but what do they really mean? Dates stamped on a food product’s package are to help the store determine how long to display the product for sale …

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Fair Winds and Following SMEE’s

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (EXW) Lazara Y. Medina, Preventive Medicine Technician (PMT), assigned to the Department of Public Health for Continuing Promise 2015 Editors Note: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Medina is responsible for force health protection and public health education. One of the questions I am asked frequently is “What exactly is it that you do”? The best answer I have learned …

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NCCOSC Contributes to Medical Research

By Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control  Public Affairs At the Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC), we are improving the psychological health care Navy Medicine delivers to wounded, ill, and injured service members, by contributing to research on several relevant topics. One such topic currently in our research pipeline is military sexual trauma (MST), …

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Navy Medicine discusses new Medical Career Opportunity for Enlisted Sailors

Following the Navy’s recent announcement about the new Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2), the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) public affairs office met with Lt. Cmdr. Jami Peterson, EMDP2 selection board president, to find out more information about the new program available to enlisted Sailors. Q:  What is EMDP2? A: EMDP2 is a medical school preparatory program …

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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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