Tag Archives: DoD

Naval Medical Research Center News

By Naval Medical Research Center, Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the September 2012 issue of Naval Medical Research and Development News. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work and research being done across Navy Medicine and around the world. Click here to view the newsletter online.

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Hidden in Plain Sight … A Perspective on Suicide

By U.S. Public Health Service Cmdr. Sarah Arnold, DCoE program manager for performance enhancement Cmdr. Sarah Arnold is a physician trained in family medicine and preventive medicine. She served in the Navy for 14 years and completed two tours in Iraq. Five years ago, she lost her friend to suicide and was compelled to write about it, in part because …

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Navy Entomology Center of Excellence’s Update on West Nile Virus

Lt. Jen Wright, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence The United States is experiencing the greatest outbreak of West Nile Virus (WNV) since its initial introduction in New York during the summer of 1999. A total of 1,590 cases of WNV cases have been reported with 66 of those cases resulting in death according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) …

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Building a more effective, responsive Navy Medicine enterprise

By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, chief of staff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Earlier this year Vice Adm. Nathan directed senior Navy Medicine leadership to explore realignment options that would result in a more effective, efficient and responsive organization.  Over the past several months, Navy Medicine leadership discussed and prioritized organizational opportunities and challenges to build a better …

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Immunizations Awareness Month: Naval Hospital Beaufort

By Lt. Cmdr Shawn Garcia, MD, MPH, Naval Hospital Beaufort With August being Immunizations Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good time to highlight the many achievements not only of modern medicine, but also of Navy Medicine and specifically Naval Hospital Beaufort in fighting infectious disease.  The U.S. military has long been a leader in the prevention of …

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