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Primary Care Medical Home at Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

By Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Freitag, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor, Wash. Imagine being able to see your primary care physician the same day you call to make an appointment.  Imagine being able to communicate with your health care team any time of day by leveraging technology or email to get lab results or non-urgent medical advice. Imagine your health care team …

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A Great Afternoon for Football … A Great Day to be an American

Cmdr. Eric Elster, Operational and Undersea Medicine, Naval Medical Research Center This past Sunday I had the pleasure of being a guest of the Washington Redskin’s football organization and USAA during the game against the New York Jets. It was truly a memorable afternoon. A sunny day, temperature in the mid-50’s – perfect for an afternoon of football. I put …

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FOCUS-CARE Helps Military Families

By Kirsten Woodward, director of FOCUS and Family Programs Division Being part of a military family is very special. As the spouse of a Marine Corps veteran and a mother, I constantly take pride in having the good fortune to be part of the whole military family. To me, being a military veteran spouse is being part of a large …

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A Lollipop that isn’t Candy

By Lt. Cmdr. Ian Fowler, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va. Morphine has been used to alleviate pain from war injuries for more than 100 years. It was widely used back in the Civil War, and is still used by Navy corpsmen and Army medics in war zones. But another drug is starting to supplant morphine on the battlefield. It’s the …

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New Surgeon General to Navy Medicine: “Numerous Challenges and Opportunities Abound”

By Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As I start my journey as the 37th Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy, I thank every one of you throughout Navy Medicine for your leadership and your accomplishments to date.  I thank you for your service and the difference you make. I am proud …

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