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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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Cured or Coffin – NH Bremerton Tobacco Cessation is a Year-Round effort

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Heard the old joke that there once was a Navy nicotine user who asked his provider one day during a routine physical examination, “What’s the end result of having a smoking habit?” “Coffin,” replied the physician. The smoker didn’t get it. There’s too many who don’t get it…even when it’s too …

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Enhancing Resilience and Recovery of Reservists

By Paul A. Finch, LCSW, Program Manager, Reserve Psychological Health Program and Director, Psychological Health for Navy and Marine Forces Reserves, and Dr. Mark Long, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, NMCPHC It is well known that extended and repeat deployments can impact the readiness and psychological health of Sailors and Marines who put on their uniform every day in defense …

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TEDMED 2014: Innovation Through a Different Lens

By Cmdr. H. A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, BUMED Physician Health Policy Advisor I had the honor and great opportunity to attend the 2013 TEDMED conference as a Front Line Scholar and meet Jay Walker, TEDMED’s curator. The experience was exceptional and inspired me to want to share the event with everyone in Navy Medicine and entire Military Health …

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