Readiness

Preventive Medicine Department Hosts Hawaii NEPMU-6

By Lt. j.g. Richelle Magalhaes, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Preventive Medicine Countless good things come out of Hawaii: pineapples, hula dancing, Kona coffee and the less well-known, but arguably equally important, Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit – 6 (NEPMU-6). The Guam Naval Hospital Preventive Medicine (Prev Med.) Department receives support from NEPMU-6 in all matters related to public health. The …

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METC: Training the Future of Military Medicine

By Rear Adm. Bill Roberts, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy, commandant, Medical Education and Training Campus When I first arrived at the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) in San Antonio, Texas as the second commandant to ever hold the position, I knew the METC team had the unique opportunity to take the campus even further forward, and into the annals …

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Jointness Across Navy Medicine

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Jointness is paramount as we move toward a more collaborative and plugged-in world across the Military Health System. By partnering with our sister services and other federal health care institutions, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and our academic partners, we are …

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We Can Do It: The First EXIT Procedure at NMCSD

By Cmdr. (Dr.) Matthew T. Brigger, pediatric otolaryngologist and Residency Program Director for the Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Department, Naval Medical Center San Diego “We can do it.”  That was the first thought that went through my mind when I received a call from Dr. Whitney You, Naval Medical Center San Diego’s head of Maternal Fetal Medicine, asking …

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Vicious Viruses: Readiness is Job Number One

By Lt. Col. Eric Halsey, head of Virology Department at NAMRU-6, Peru * Editor’s note: This is blog number four out of six in a series of blogs from NAMRU-6. Mosquitoes can do more than spoil your picnic. They can ruin your day, your week, or even your life. Mosquitoes are the main insects that carry arboviruses—Arthropod-borne viruses—a group of pathogens threatening …

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