Tag Archives: World Health Organization

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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Surgeon General’s Corner: Navy Medicine’s Role in Global Health Engagement

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery  Navy Medicine is truly a “Global force for good,” when it comes to its global health engagement initiatives. Whether we are providing medical care through one of our yearly humanitarian assistance efforts, partnering with local ministries of health and non-governmental organizations …

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Breastfeeding Improves Health of our Youngest Heroes

By Julie Kellogg, M.D., pediatrician, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrated World Breastfeeding Week Aug. 1- 7 and the upcoming two-year anniversary of our “Baby Friendly” certification from the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund. Breastfeeding benefits babies and moms and is considered by many to be a miracle food with advantages that cannot be duplicated. In multiple …

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville: Breastfeeding improves health of babies

By Julie Kellogg, M.D., Naval Hospital Jacksonville pediatrician Naval Hospital Jacksonville celebrates Aug. 1- 7 as well as showcases their World Health Organization/United Nations Children’s Fund Baby Friendly Certification. Breastfeeding benefits babies and moms and is considered by many to be a miracle food with advantages that cannot be duplicated. In multiple studies, breastfeeding has been shown to be the …

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