Tag Archives: BUMED

The War on Tobacco is an All Hands Fight

By Force Master Chief (FMF/SW/AW) Terry J. Prince, director of the Hospital Corps A tobacco-free force is vital to the readiness and well-being of the entire Navy and Marine Corps team. Tobacco reduces the capability of our service members and detracts from overall resiliency. Tobacco is also addictive and takes a serious toll on your health. Smoking, chewing, vaping or …

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Tobacco Kills

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Recent events across the globe demonstrate that we are living in dramatic and challenging times. Around the world, Navy Medicine is ensuring the health and readiness of every Sailor, Marine and their family, and in doing so, helping to ensure we have …

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A few words with BUMED’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (FMF) Alexander Burkhart was recognized as Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s 2015 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY) by Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief, BUMED November 3. The Sailor of the Year program was established in …

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Fall is back, so is flu season; Navy Medicine is ready, are you?

Let’s face it, getting the flu isn’t fun. The fever, aches, chills, cough and cold symptoms are unpleasant to say the least. Navy Medicine wants to urge everyone to be ready for flu season this year. The actions you take now can help prevent you from getting this dangerous disease. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) influenza is …

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Women’s Health Month: Pink, Pink and More Pink

By: Lt. Cheryl Castro & Lt. Jenique Keys, certified nurse midwives, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Pink bows, pink tutus, and pink ribbons are all signs that breast cancer awareness month is here. We wear the pink ribbons, we buy the pink soccer socks, but do we really know what we should be “aware” of this month? After skin cancer, the …

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