Tag Archives: MEDNEWS

Health Innovation Month: Big Data, Big Impact for Navy Medicine

By Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, director, Health Care Operations, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery July is Health Innovation Month, a time to highlight the technological innovations in military medicine that make Navy Medicine a global leader in research and development, clinical advances, and health care delivery. Navy Medicine has a rich history of innovation and ingenuity. From the Stokes wire-stretcher …

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Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda’s Reserve Unit Conducts Training Using Army Simulators

By Cmdr. Michael Vener, naval reserve unit, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda’s naval reserve unit, held a field training exercise and mass casualty drill with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania this past spring. The joint exercise called Fort Indiantown Gap Medical Exercise ( FIGMEDEX3 ) was designed to practice operating as adaptive small teams and …

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Physical Exams: Process Improvement Ensures Individual Medical Readiness

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Those serving in the U.S. Navy are familiar with the Sailors Creed.  Phrases in the creed state, “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America … I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy … I proudly serve … I am committed to excellence …” Every military branch has …

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Naval Hospital Guam: Controlling Diabetes, Reducing Healthcare Costs Pt. 2

The diabetes clinic is available to patients through family medicine and internal medicine. The clinics have been successful helping patients reduce blood glucose levels, A1C in type II diabetes patients. Because NH Guam is a high reliability organization, it was important that staff measure quality by tracking patient outcomes. Tracking a patient it lets the hospital’s decision makers monitor the effectiveness, …

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Naval Hospital Guam: Controlling Diabetes, Reducing Healthcare Costs Pt. 1

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs In 2005, diabetes and associated complications were the fourth leading cause of death on Guam. Diabetes is a metabolic disease, and occurs when the body is not able to produce any or enough insulin, which causes elevated levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. There are two common types of diabetes. Type I diabetes, …

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