Tag Archives: Resilience

Mitchell Center a one-of-kind Facility Devoted to POWs

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs Three men, all well into retirement, casually reminisce together one morning. From a distance, their talk would seem typical of men their age.  Get closer, though, and you realize that their conversation is anything but typical. They sit and laugh and toss stories back and forth …

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Get Active for Your Mental Health

By Leisha Ferguson, MS, public health educator, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center It’s that time of year when the days get longer and the temperature gets warmer. Now that you’ve packed away your winter clothing, you may consider getting more exercise to help you get fit for summer. Did you know that physical …

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Together We Can Increase Knowledge about Mental Health

By Cmdr. Michail Charissis, director of psychological health, Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: Throughout the month of May, Navy Medicine is dedicated to mental health awareness. To begin the conversation, Cmdr. Michail Charissis, director of psychological health, Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery discusses Navy Medicine’s commitment to mental health awareness, advocacy and treatment. Navy Medicine providers …

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Invictus Games 2014: A Medical Perspective

By Cmdr. John Biery, senior medical advisor, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor I had the incredible honor of supporting the wounded warrior athletes participating in the Invictus Games in London this past September.  It was the first-ever international adaptive athletics competition for wounded, ill or injured service members from 13 countries – from Afghanistan, to Germany, to New Zealand. …

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Serving our Wounded, Ill and Injured

By Cmdr. Amy Drayton, RN, MPH, MSN, director of Population Health, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Sailors and Marines who answer the call of duty to protect our nation’s freedom often risk illness and injury during their service, sometimes returning from war with complicated burdens of physical and psychological injuries. We, at the Navy and Marine Corps Public …

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