Tag Archives: Naval Health Research Center

The Science Behind the Flu Vaccine

By Cmdr. Gary Brice, Director for Operational Infectious Diseases, Naval Health Research Center Fever. Chills. Headaches and body aches. Getting the flu isn’t fun and it can lay low even the healthiest individual. That’s why every year, starting in August, there’s a call throughout the military for personnel to get their flu vaccination—it is currently the best protection against the …

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Readiness Through Research and Development

By Capt. Rita G. Simmons, Ph.D., MSC, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center Readiness Through Research and Development, at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), that’s not just our motto, it’s what we do. Every day, our scientists are doing incredible work, studying how physical and psychological stressors impact our warfighters. After more than a decade of war, we know …

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Navy Nurse Corps Scientist Reflects During Nurses Week

By Capt. Jacqueline Rychnovsky, U.S. Navy, Nurse Corps, PhD, RN, CPNP, commanding officer, Naval Health Research Center As a little girl, science was my favorite subject.  My mom always said my constant questioning made me “nosy,” but I remind her that I’m just curious. Fast forward years later, and my curiosity helped lead me into a career in Navy Medicine …

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Navy Medicine Commemorates World AIDS Day

By Dr. Richard Shaffer, director, Department of Defense HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Communities and countries around the world will take time to commemorate World AIDS Day on December 1st. It is a time for all to reflect on our successes in the fight against HIV/AIDS, support those living with HIV, and remember those that have died from AIDS. The U.S. Navy …

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