Tag Archives: MEDNEWS

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale, LCSW

By Lt. Cmdr. Christopher T. Ragsdale Editor’s note: Throughout March, we’re honoring the important contributions of Navy social workers. Our social workers connect Sailors, Marines and their family members with the care and support they need. Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Ragsdale is U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery’s resident subject matter expert in community systems and psychological trauma. A Licensed …

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Brain Injuries are like Snowflakes; Each one Slightly Different

By Cmdr. Paul Sargent, MC, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Concussion Care Clinic Medical Director  After watching American and Coalition forces being outmaneuvered by low-tech, loosely organized fighters in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal presciently observed that “It takes a network to destroy a network.”  He developed and promulgated an understanding that good tools and good information are not enough to …

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Toward a Better Understanding of Brain Injury

By Lt. Cmdr. Peter B. Walker, Naval Medical Research Center For the Neurotrauma Department (NTD) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring Maryland, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. To do our part NTD (comprised of more than 20 military, government civilian, and contractors) has recently been an active participant at several local and national events that …

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Instructor Discusses Brain Injury and how IDC’s are Trained

  By Lt. Stephen C. Johnson, D.O., Surface Warfare Medical Institute  I remember the first time I ever saw someone with residual symptoms from having a traumatic brain injury (TBI). I was a Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (HM3) at the time, and my co-worker had just returned from OIF 2. When he would visit the acute care area at Naval Air …

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Navy Medicine Looks Ahead to Ensure the Readiness of Female Sailors, Marines and Beneficiaries

By Cmdr. Eva Domotorffy NC, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Women’s Health Editor’s Note: Navy Medicine recently held its inaugural women’s health summit in San Diego. Leaders from the medical community, fleet representatives and health researchers discussed critical topics regarding women’s health and health care; and began to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to shape and …

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