Tag Archives: Navy

Adaptive Treatment for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and Marines

By Ms. Helen Metzger, Health and Wellness Department Head at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), and the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) I became a true believer in wellness after joining the Health and Wellness Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and am now committed to increasing …

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Navy Medicine’s Ebola Response

By Cmdr. (Dr.) Eric Deussing, director, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Officer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The ongoing and unprecedented Ebola outbreak has sadly affected  and has challenged public health and health care systems across the globe. Navy Medicine has extensive experience preparing for and responding to past infectious disease threats, such as pandemic H1N1 influenza; however the current Ebola …

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It Boils Down to Credibility

By Lt. jg Aaron Weisbrod, psychology graduate student, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Operational Stress Control and Readiness (OSCAR) teams provide embedded mental health care expertise for Marines and Sailors operating in Marine Corps units. Navy psychologists are included in these teams and are directly responsible for accomplishing the mission of OSCAR teams. While naturally a key aspect of the …

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Fear and Loathing in Singapore

By  Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Public Affairs Editor’s Note: This December we celebrate Global Health. As a global leader in health care, Navy Medicine effectively accomplishes its mission with our global partners using effective communication. With that said, below is an old school sea story to illustrate what can happen when there’s a communication …

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Hospitalman John E. Kilmer Remembered

By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer  As the Navy Medicine Education and Training Command public affairs officer and a retired Navy journalist, I cover a plethora of Navy events in the San Antonio area. This past summer I attended a graveside memorial service just outside San Antonio honoring Medal of Honor Recipient Hospitalman John E. …

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