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Take a Run – Distance makes the Heart Grow Stronger

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Don’t you just love it when an article from a reputable source validates what you’re doing and helps strengthen Navy Medicine’s February theme of ‘Heart Health?’ “Distance makes the heart grow stronger” Jenni Osborne, MPH, CHES, Health Educator assigned to Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton shared an …

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An Insider’s Perspective from the Ebola Front Lines in Liberia

By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Weiner, officer- in-charge, Naval Medical Research Center Mobile Laboratory Island Clinic Editor’s Note:  The Navy mobile laboratory at Island Clinic processed its last sample January 26, 2015. Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance (JTF-OUA) closed the Island Clinic laboratory as a result a reduction in positive results and samples to be tested. In order to …

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Doctor Swap

  Editor’s Note: Emergency Medicine Doctors, Cmdr. Randy Baldwin and Cmdr.  Richard Childers switched places for a month to give Baldwin the opportunity to hone his emergency medicine skills at Naval Hospital Guam, the highest acuity hospital in the Navy. Cmdr. Randy Baldwin: From Naples to Guam and Back Again Having worked in the low acuity (acuity meaning how sick patients …

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Navy Researchers Collaborate on Five-year Dengue Study in Peru

Lt. Robert D. Hontz, Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 After many years of researching dengue disease epidemiology, investigators are just now beginning to understand in greater detail the underlying mechanisms and trends directing such outbreaks. It is well known that the dengue virus (DENV)-infected female mosquito of the species Aedes aegypti, transfers the virus to humans while blood feeding; however, evidence …

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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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