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Navy Medicine Celebrates National Lab Week

By Lt. J.G. Fae L DeForrest, MSC, USN, Department of Pathology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center In honor of celebrating the 38th annual Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (April 22-26) I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to learn about laboratory professionals.  Who are we? Usually located in the basement of medical facilities, we tend to be forgotten about.  …

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Families OverComing Under Stress Supports the Military Family

By Allison Paul, FOCUS (Families OverComing Stress) Family member It was January 2011 when we found ourselves among our squadron’s families, a somber group awaiting the evening’s deluge of information:  the pre-deployment brief.  My husband was embarking on his third deployment, but this was a first time experience for our daughters (ages 3 and 5). One of our goals was to find …

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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

Navy Medicine is proud to present the April 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News (MEDNEWS) newsletter. It features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise around the world. This month highlights Navy Medicine’s support to Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Click here to view the newsletter online. Click …

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Preventing Cancer with the HPV Vaccine: Easy as 1-2-3

By Cmdr. Dixie Aune, women’s health nurse practitioner, and Lt. Cmdr. Kellye Hoffman, obstetrics and gynecology physician, Naval Hospital Beaufort  If you were told that there is an easy way to prevent cancer, would you take advantage of it?   With proper awareness and education, young active duty men and women should take advantage of the cancer-preventing human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.  …

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Sexual Assault: Not in My Navy

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Many of you are familiar with my philosophy of “Ship, Shipmate and Self.” In the Navy and Marine Corps, we ensure the mission is accomplished, we watch out for our comrades and we must take care of ourselves. When it comes …

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