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Taking Heart Health to Heart

From Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. Public Affairs Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer for both men and women.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of all U.S. deaths each year, 26 percent are caused by heart disease.  The only other cause of death that comes close is cancer.  The costs of heart disease in …

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Military Match and the Importance of Primary Care

By Lt. Kevin Bernstein, M.D., M.M.S., Family Medicine Resident at Naval Hospital Pensacola, Fla. Now that the holidays are over, the excitement of winter cheer is exchanged for a different kind of excitement for all of those waiting for the results of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Selection Board (aka “military match”). The GME Selection Board is used to determine …

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Navy Medicine Releases 2012 Owners’ and Operators’ Manual

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs The 2012 Owners’ and Operators’ Manual is a complete guide to the essential mission of Navy Medicine, providing world-class care … anytime, anywhere. Inside you will find a message from Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. You will also …

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Playing With a Loaded Gun: Spice and Designer Drugs Detrimental to Health

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As many of you may have read in media reports nationwide last week, the Navy is aggressively pursuing steps in educating and preventing the use of synthetic drugs like “Spice,” a synthetic form of marijuana which is falsely advertised as “legal pot.”  I …

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Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton’s Vertical Linear Accelerator

By: Dr. Richard D. Arnold, Naval Medical Research Unit-Dayton Scientific Director At Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, the Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) Dayton’s aeromedical directorate conducts aerospace-relevant basic and applied research in the biomedical and behavioral sciences. Principal areas of investigation include spatial disorientation, situational awareness, motion sickness, adaptation to unusual acceleration environments, effects of altitude, sustained operations …

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