Tag Archives: Naval Hospital Guam

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’s Medical Laboratory: Highly Reliable Every Day

By Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Did you know that 70 percent of medical decisions are the result of lab work? Medical lab tests are important for many reasons, including early detection and diagnosis of diseases. They also help providers determine the best course of treatment based on an individual’s needs and genetic makeup. Ultimately, lab tests can help improve …

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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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Tuberculosis Awareness

By Lt. j.g. Richelle Magalhaes, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam, Preventive Medicine Dept. March 24th is World TB (tuberculosis) Day. TB is a bacterial infection that can spread through the lymph nodes and bloodstream to any organ in your body. It is most often found in the lungs, according to WebMD. It is spread through the air when someone with an …

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