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Navy Medicine Researcher Studies Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Jacob Norris Editors Note: Lt. Jacob Norris, research psychologist, is leading a study on mild traumatic brain injury at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC). NMRC is focused on understanding traumatic brain injury on all levels and time points; from the basic physiology to the potential impact traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have on service member quality of life …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 2

 By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang As I promised in my last blog I’m going to tell you more about our virology program activities and about another fairly new virus we’ve been working on. You may have heard of this novel virus, it is called MERS-CoV; which stands for “Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus” (quite a long name).  It emerged in …

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NAMRU-3 Cairo’s Virology Program : Monitoring and studying disease threats in CENTCOM and AFRICOM Part 1

By Lt. Cmdr. Gabriel Defang I’d like to discuss NAMRU-3’s Viral and Zoonotic Disease Research Program, aka the Virology Program. Our mission is to study, monitor and detect emerging and reemerging disease threats of importance to the U.S. military and public health. My department focuses on viral infectious tropical diseases. We are well placed in Egypt to conduct studies in …

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Navy Medicine Perspective: Moral Injury

By Lt. Cmdr. Miller Kerr, MD, psychiatry resident and Lt. Cmdr. Mathew Rariden, staff psychologist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Wounds of war are not always physical – they can be psychological, moral and even spiritual. Service members can be injured on many levels. One level less frequently mentioned in the literature is moral injury. In a combat zone, service …

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Restoring and Optimizing Human Functional Mobility

By Lt. David Groves, Naval Hospital Guam Keeping a machine running at optimal performance requires ongoing maintenance. The human body is no different. Often times the body has been severely injured or to the point that it requires rehabilitation to work properly. This is where physical therapy (PT) steps in. PT focuses on restoring and optimizing human functional mobility. As …

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