Tag Archives: preventive medicine

I am Navy Medicine: 2015 BUMED HQ Sailor of the Year HM1 Jorge Castilleja

I was born in Baytown, Texas in 1985. I joined the Navy in 2005 because I wanted to see the world and I became a hospital corpsman because of their heritage. I am a sailor by choice, a preventive medicine technician by trade, a hospital corpsman at heart, but most importantly I am Navy Medicine. Development in the Navy is all …

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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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Preventive Medicine Department Hosts Hawaii NEPMU-6

By Lt. j.g. Richelle Magalhaes, U.S. Naval Hospital Guam Preventive Medicine Countless good things come out of Hawaii: pineapples, hula dancing, Kona coffee and the less well-known, but arguably equally important, Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit – 6 (NEPMU-6). The Guam Naval Hospital Preventive Medicine (Prev Med.) Department receives support from NEPMU-6 in all matters related to public health. The …

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Pacific Partnership 2013 Occupational Health and Safety Engagement in Ebeye

By Lt. J.G. Kristen Ayala, Industrial Hygiene Officer and Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Dylan Rich, Preventive Medicine Technician The tiny island of Ebeye has one of the highest population densities in the world; as a correlation, there is also a very high incident rate of tuberculosis (TB). We arrived on the Island of Ebeye in the Republic of the Marshall …

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Pacific Partnership 2013: Preparing for the Mission

By Lt. Cmdr. Lori Christensen, environmental health officer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The Papua New Guinea phase of the mission consists of our American Advanced Liaison (ADVON) team plus a Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SUPSHIP) contractor from Hong Kong, the Australian ADVON members, the HMAS Tobruk (Royal Australian Navy) and the JS Yamaguri (Japan).  Our first three days …

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