Tag Archives: Naval Hospital Beaufort

I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Victoria Holzapfel

By  Lt. Victoria Holzapfel, Naval Hospital Beaufort I’m an Arlington, Texas native applying forensic science education to help patients following sexual assault I’ve long been interested in forensic science, especially after taking a course in forensic nursing during nursing school. I didn’t foresee an opportunity to study, pursue or apply it in my practice as a Navy nurse; however I …

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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

By Lt. Ana Soper, MSC, neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have had a significant impact in advancing the science on traumatic brain injury (TBI). The research on military-related TBI is far from over, however; we are just beginning to gain a greater understanding of topics such as blast-related TBI or schedule of return to activity …

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Navy Neuropsychology and TBI in Afghanistan

By Lt. Ana Soper, neuropsychologist, Naval Hospital Beaufort A neuropsychologist looks at the impact of what a person’s brain does (memory, attention, and other types of cognitive functioning) on how he or she functions in day-to-day life.   The neuropsychologist in Afghanistan helps warfighters and professionals understand the causes and consequences of suspected cognitive, mood, and personality changes. Neuropsychologists in the …

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Avoid Becoming a Heat Casualty

By Lt. Mayra Proano, RN, department head acute care area, Naval Hospital Beaufort, Branch Health Clinic Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island Here in the South Carolina Lowcountry, we see many heat injuries during the summer months, particularly in the acute care area (ACA) at the Branch Health Clinic (BHC) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island where boot …

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The Journey of a Nurse Corps Officer

By Lt. Angelina Brannon, head, emergency department, Naval Hospital Beaufort I never used to believe that dreams came true or that hope would someday become reality, but I have learned that while life determines the family we are born into, it is our personal courage and will that determine the course we ultimately navigate in life.  Statistically speaking, the odds …

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