Readiness

What Makes You Optimistic About the New Year?

By Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs The start of a new year is a time that naturally lends itself to optimism. It’s a time to embrace positive changes and look forward to new adventures. Optimism is also a factor that helps build resilience. And, when Sailors are more resilient, they are better able to manage …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Value and Jointness in 2015

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan Happy New Year, Shipmates! Let me start by acknowledging your tremendous professionalism and dedication. We are fortunate to have our country’s finest health care professionals serving in Navy Medicine. Your service, marked by an ethos of readiness, agility and commitment, has a significant impact on our Navy and Marine Corps family and all our …

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NMETC: Reflecting on the Past Year

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, Director of Navy Nurse Corps The Holiday season is in motion, and a new year begins soon. It is a time to reflect on the year just past and anticipate the year ahead. I am grate-ful my Navy travels have brought me to Navy Medicine Education and Training Command (NMETC), and I want to take …

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Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis

By Brian Zalewski and Richard Miltenberger, Naval Medical Center San Diego Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care  CLANK! CLANK! CLANK! Rivets are secured in place by hammering. A constant buzz from the vacuum pump hangs in the air as background noise, accompanied by the distinctive smell of resin and glue.  We are known around Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) as …

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E-cigarettes: What We Don’t Know Could Hurt You

Cmdr. Daniel Seidensticker, MD,  Internal Medicine Specialty Leader, Staff Cardiologist, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and Dr. Mark Long, Public Health Educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center   Electronic cigarettes are everywhere. You can buy them online, at retail stores, at kiosks in the mall, and they are even available at many Exchanges. The …

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