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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 1 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Jambo! This is the jovial Swahili word for hello that I have already said and heard so often here in Kenya at the Chepaiywa Health Center in the Rift Valley Province. I am participating in a month long rotation here in Western Kenya as part of my …

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Navy Medicine Magazine Publishes Fall Issue

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the Fall issue of Navy Medicine Magazine. The issue has a heavy focus on mental health and features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done by Navy Medicine around the world.   The magazine features articles about how Navy Medicine is …

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Think Pink: Get a Mammogram Today

By Cmdr. Diane Hite and Cmdr. Jason Wong, Office of Women’s Health at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Hite is a Navy Nurse.  Wong is a Navy Obstetrician Gynecologist. More than 200,000 women are diagnosed each year and approximately 40,600 women died from breast cancer in 2007, according to 2010 statistics from the Center for Disease Control and …

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Nowhere Else I’d Rather Be: Initial Impressions from the New Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit Commander

By Capt. Bruce Meneley,  commanding officer, NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Meneley, a U.S. Navy Emergency Medicine physician, assumed command in August 2011 with a multinational crew composed of mostly U.S. Navy personnel, but also with U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Canadian, Dutch, Belgian, British and Danish support.  Kandahar is hot, dusty, noisy, and chaotic, with expeditionary …

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What’s On Your Plate?

By Christine Monson, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. Wellness Center intern The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has unveiled a new food guide, which appears in the shape of a plate, after much scrutiny over the past twenty years. With alarming rates of obesity in the U.S. (estimated at two-thirds of adults and one-third of children) show that many people …

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