Tag Archives: Public Health

Navy Medicine Looks Ahead to Ensure the Readiness of Female Sailors, Marines and Beneficiaries

By Cmdr. Eva Domotorffy NC, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Office of Women’s Health Editor’s Note: Navy Medicine recently held its inaugural women’s health summit in San Diego. Leaders from the medical community, fleet representatives and health researchers discussed critical topics regarding women’s health and health care; and began to develop a comprehensive, strategic plan to shape and …

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The Science Behind the Flu Vaccine

By Cmdr. Gary Brice, Director for Operational Infectious Diseases, Naval Health Research Center Fever. Chills. Headaches and body aches. Getting the flu isn’t fun and it can lay low even the healthiest individual. That’s why every year, starting in August, there’s a call throughout the military for personnel to get their flu vaccination—it is currently the best protection against the …

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Innovating Health and Empowering Patients in a Digital Age

By Shannon Smith, Command RelayHealth Champion Health care is changing, which is a good thing. Instead of taking care of our patients only when they’re sick or injured, we’re shifting focus to keep our patients healthy. We are shifting the paradigm from health care to health! This new focus requires a different way of thinking about health care and a new …

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Navy Medicine and the 2020 National HIV Prevention Strategy

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, Manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP) Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center In July 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the U.S. was updated for 2020 by the Office for National AIDS Policy. The strategic vision is that our United States “will become a place where new HIV infections are rare, …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Cmdr. Jamal Dejli

As a microbiologist, Navy Medicine has taken me away from the laboratory bench and routine patient sample processing to a more challenging, diversified and rewarding career. It has molded me into the naval officer I am today. I am a native of Safi, Morocco and resident of the state of Massachusetts.  I was employed as a medical technologist at Massachusetts …

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