Tag Archives: Wounded Warriors

Building Resilience through Adaptive Athletics

By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D., ABPP, MSC, director, NCCOSC What does resilience have to do with wheelchair basketball? A lot actually, because one way you can build, strengthen and maintain your spirit is though physical activity, especially a team activity. Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about resilience and why it’s important. Being able to adapt and overcome daily challenges, tragedies, …

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When Johnny Came Home: A Story of Wheelchair Basketball at Naval Hospital Corona

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Naval Hospital Corona, Calif., was a crown jewel of Navy Medicine in the 1940s. A former luxury resort for Hollywood stars, the U.S. Navy purchased it 1941 by order of President Franklin Roosevelt for use as a hospital.  Indoor spas that had once pampered Hollywood’s elite were …

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Regenerative Medical provides new solutions for Wounded Warriors

“We will keep faith with our Marines, our Sailors and their families. Our approach to caring for Marines and Sailors, families and relatives of our fallen is based on our unwavering loyalty.” – Gen. James F.  Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps                          A decade in United States Central …

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Wounded Warrior care at Camp Pendleton is team effort

By Navy Lt. Marc Calestini, Internal Medicine Department, Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton, Calif. With the Navy Medicine adoption of the Patient-Centered Medical Home Port, primary care is becoming more and more a team effort. One place where this is strikingly apparent is with the Wounded Warrior Program at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton. As the Wounded Warrior Medical Officer, I function …

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