Monthly Archives: April 2016

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Compassion Fatigue

By U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs 1. Do you know what compas­sion fatigue is? Here’s a hint: it doesn’t mean you’re tired of being compassionate. Com­passion fatigue is a chronic, long-term exhaustion and trau­matic stress injury associated with reliving the suffering of the person you are caring for. And it’s not just something that affects medical …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Victoria Holzapfel

By  Lt. Victoria Holzapfel, Naval Hospital Beaufort I’m an Arlington, Texas native applying forensic science education to help patients following sexual assault I’ve long been interested in forensic science, especially after taking a course in forensic nursing during nursing school. I didn’t foresee an opportunity to study, pursue or apply it in my practice as a Navy nurse; however I …

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U.S. Navy is a Leader Developing Malaria Vaccine

By Dr. Eileen Villasante, Head, Malaria Department, and Capt. Judith Epstein, Clinical Director, Malaria Department, Naval Medical Research Center U.S. military forces are at great risk of developing malaria while deployed in endemic areas. In fact, more person-days were lost among U.S. military personnel due to malaria than to bullets during every military campaign fought in malaria-endemic regions during the …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Keeping Sailors and Marines healthy, ready and on the job

By Vice Adm. Forrest Faison In my first few months as Navy surgeon general, I’ve had the opportunity to get out and about and meet Sailors, Marines and the Navy Medicine professionals entrusted to care for them and their families. I am completely amazed by the people I’ve met. Our strength, as a Navy and Marine Corps team, is our …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals

by Lt. Cmdr. Teri Ryals, Naval Medical Center San Diego sexual assault medical forensic program My decision to join the Navy was heavily influenced by my father’s career and his passion for being a Navy nurse. He loved the Navy and served our country for more than 31 years.Over the past four years of my career, I’ve been given endless opportunities by …

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