Tag Archives: Navy

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Be a Partner in Preventive Health

Shipmates, Earlier this year I spoke about being a partner in your health in 2016. We’re well into the year and I think it vital to reiterate the importance of your health and overall readiness. Every day we see heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases affecting our Sailors, Marines and their families. Now more than ever, it’s critical …

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Navy Corpsman’s ‘New Normal’: Part 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs Editor’s Note: Before 1990 people with disabilities could be discriminated against without legal consequences. That isn’t the case today. Today we honor the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act when our country committed itself to abolishing judgement against people undermined by injury or disease, clearing …

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Corpsmen Demonstrate Resiliency and Warrior Spirit during 2016 DoD Warrior Games

Editor’s note: Navy Medicine applauds the approximately 250 wounded warrior athletes that competed in the 2016 Warrior Games. Of the 38 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors competing on behalf of Team Navy, seven were hospital corpsmen. Bravo Zulu to Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Shane Gilley and the following retired hospital corpsmen: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luis Surla, Hospital Corpsman …

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Tobacco Addiction Hits Below-the-Belt

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics, which very well might be one reason that those who smoke chose not to read any articles about their habit. Is nicotine addiction really nothing more than an exploding cigar that some willingly smoke? Who does that? How can such a product …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner

By Lt. Courtney Pollman-Turner, clinical psychologist, Naval Hospital Pensacola I followed a winding and enlightening road to become a clinical psychologist in the Navy. In 2003, I received a commission as a naval officer through the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps program at George Washington University and reported a few months later bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and a little bewildered to my …

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