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Military Treatment Facility best option to receive medications

By Lt. Cmdr. Angie Klinski, Pharmacy Department Head, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton I have served as a Navy pharmacist for more than 10 years and am committed to providing safe and quality pharmaceutical care through continuous process improvements. In the short span of my career as a Navy pharmacist, I have had the opportunity to work at some of the …

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Fourth of July: Safety with celebration

By Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble, M.D. deputy director, TRICARE Management Activity On the Fourth of July we celebrate our Independence and the founding of our nation 236 years ago. The Fourth is also time for fireworks, cookouts and spending time outdoors with your family and friends. Enjoy the holiday, and remember a few easy precautions can help you and …

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Charting the Course for the Future of Military Health care

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy Surgeon General The Military Health System and Navy Medicine have done the amazing and exceeded expectations over the past decade.  We have not only established the highest survivability rate in the history of war but the medical advancements we’ve achieved will benefit the U.S. public and global health systems for countless people …

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NAMI: An Aviator to Flight Surgeon Perspective (Part 2 of a 2 part series)

Editor’s note: In part one of this two-part blog, Lt. Cmdr. Johnson explains how he, like many aviation candidates, views the flight surgeons who evaluate the student aviators prior to their training. Johnson tells his unique experience and how it changed his view on Naval Aerospace Medical Institute processes. Part one of the blog series posted on Navy Medicine’s Live …

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Men’s Health Month: Tips and issues

Lt. Dawn Whiting, Nurse Corps, Health Promotion and Wellness with Navy & Marine Corps Public Health Center Did you know that according to the Mayo clinic, unintentional injury is the third largest threat to men’s health? Only heart disease and cancer pose a greater threat. Within the US military population, injuries are the leading health problem, with musculoskeletal injuries comprising …

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