|DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Navy Medicine and Family Programs
4/26/10 - By Glenn Selbyno - Kirsten Woodward, director of Family Programs Division, Bureau of Navy Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) participated in a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable to discuss how Navy Medicine is helping families cope with the stress associated with multiple deployments. Post traumatic stress, other mental...
NMCP Dentists Help Norfolk's Homeless
4/27/10 - By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Riza Caparros, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs, NORFOLK (NNS) -- A group of Navy dentists volunteered their time and skills to help the less fortunate in Hampton Roads when they participated in Project Homeless Connect April 21 at the Norfolk Scope.
Navy Medicine Program Cuts Stress for Military Families
4/29/10 - By Judith Snyderman, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON (NNS) -- A program that started three years ago to help Navy and Marine families cope with stress from multiple deployments and other types of pressure has proven so successful it has become a model for the defense department…
NMCSD Wounded Service Members To Compete in the Warrior Games
5/6/10 - By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Berenguer, NMCSD Public Affairs - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Wounded, ill and injured service members assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) will participate in the inaugural joint-service Warrior Games, May 10-14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Navy Medicine Takes a Look Back at Mission in Haiti
5/11/10 - From Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine, along with personnel from key military commands, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and interagency partners, came together May 5-6 for an after action review conference to capture lessons learned from Navy Medicine's support for Operation Unified Response.
All Enlisted Military Medical Training Roads Now Start at METC
6/30/10 - By Steve Elliott, Ft. Sam Houston Public Affairs, FT. SAM HOUSTON, Texas – The future of enlisted military medical training arrived at Fort Sam Houston in a big way June 30 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the sprawling Medical Education Training Campus.
Capital Region Military Health System Personnel to Join Forces at a Single Location
7/13/10 - FALLS CHURCH, Va. – More than 3,000 personnel from Health Affairs/TRICARE Management Activity (HA/TMA) and the Service medical headquarters currently scattered throughout the National Capital Region (NCR) will join forces at a single campus at 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Va. The move is one of many changes mandated under 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission recommendations approved by the President and Congress.
NMCSD's Youth DEFY Drugs through Education
7/27/10 - By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Puscian, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs - SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center San Diego has facilitated the Drug Education For Youth (DEFY) program for the past 11 years, to educate youth about the dangers of drugs while developing important character and leadership skills through positive role modeling and community outreach.
Navy Surgeon General Visits Naval Hospital Oak Harbor
8/3/2010 From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NNS) - The Navy surgeon general visited Naval Hospital Oak Harbor (NHOH) located on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Aug. 3 as part of his tour of Navy medical facilities in the Pacific Northwest.
Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Corpsmen Participate in National Night Out
8/3/10 - By Sharon McIntyre, Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Public Affairs - OAK HARBOR, Wash.--Two Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Corpsmen participated in the “National Night Out” celebration on 3 August 2010. HM2 Billy Williams and HM2 Jeremiah Baldwin, in coordination with the local North Whidbey Lyons Club, set up shop in a health screening van with five stations for testing at Windjammer Park. The five tests...
Deputy Navy Surgeon General Retires after 42 Years of Service
8/9/2010 From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - BETHESDA, Md. (NNS) -- After 42 years of service in the U.S. Navy, the deputy Navy surgeon general retired during an official ceremony held at the National Naval Medical Center Aug. 6.
Navy Medicine Keeps Focus on Neurological Assessments
8/13/2010 By Valerie A. Kremer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - WASHINGTON (NNS) - Concussions can happen in many ways, from sports injuries or in the case of war, during conflicts in which service members may be injured by explosions causing mild to significant head/brain trauma.
Redesigned FOCUS Website Provides More Resources
8/19/2010 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) redesigned the Web site for Project FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) to better serve military families trying to cope with stress associated with multiple overseas deployments.
Navy Nurse Corps Holds Change of Command
8/28/2010 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The 23rd director of the Navy Nurse Corps was appointed in a ceremony at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C, Aug. 27.
DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Navy Research and Development
9/20/10 - Dr. Wayman Cheatham, special assistant for medical research to The Navy Surgeon General and Director, Navy Medicine Research and Development Center, Navy Bureau of Medicine & Surgery for Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
Navy Medicine Conducts SHOTEX to Prepare for Flu Season
9/27/2010 - By Valerie A. Kremer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Flu season has arrived and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) responded with a flu vaccination exercise (SHOTEX) for all hands held at BUMED in Washington, D.C., Sept. 27.
Gintzig Earns Second Star
10/5/2010 - By Paul Dillard, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The deputy chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, for Medical Operations and Future Plans was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Oct 4 during a ceremony at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington by the Navy's Surgeon General.
Navy Launches $3.25 Million Online Recovery Support Program
10/5/2010 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery announced the global launch of a new Web-based continuing care support system for military personnel, family members and retirees who are enrolled within the Navy Substance Abuse and Rehabilitation Services.
Navy Surgeon Praises Medical Community in Birthday Message
10/13/10 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- In a birthday message to the Navy Medicine global workforce, Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr. thanked the medical community for their hard work and reminded them of their proud naval heritage.
Graphic Novel Helps Corpsmen Cope with Combat-related Stress
10/13/10 - By Valerie Kremer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently produced a 200-page graphic novel called "The Docs" as a communication tool to help Navy Corpsmen with the stresses of combat deployments.
Surgeon General Tours Gulf Coast Medical Facilities
10/21/10 - By Rodney Duren, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs, PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Medical commands in the Gulf Coast region were the focus of the Navy Surgeon General's four-day tour Oct. 18-21.
Navy Medicine Makes Strides in Treatment, Research Studies of TBI, PTSD
10/21/10 - By Valerie A. Kremer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy Medicine continues to use cutting edge technologies and innovative research methods to help Wounded Warriors with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
NAVMISSA Move Marks Completion of Navy Surgeon General's Concept of Operations
10/21/10 - By Larry Coffey, Navy Medical Support Command Public Affairs, SAN ANTONIO (NNS) -- The Navy Medicine Information Systems Support Activity (NAVMISSA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 21, officially marking NAVMISSA's relocation from the San Antonio Garcia Federal Building to its permanent location in the San Antonio Bank of America (BOA) Plaza.
Navy Surgeon General Presides Over International Healthcare Professionals Meeting
11/4/10 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, PHOENIX (NNS) -- The Navy surgeon general highlighted the medical role in the U.S. military's growing humanitarian assistance mission during the 116th meeting of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) at the Phoenix Convention Center Nov. 1-4.
"The Lucky Few" premier at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, this Veteran's Day, Nov. 11
The Lucky Few," is a documentary about the courageous rescue of thousands of South Vietnamese refugees on the high seas by the USS Kirk at the fall of South Vietnam in 1975. Produced by the U.S. Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, the one-hour film tells the story of a rescue that was not televised as the helicopters landing on the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon were—yet this rescue involved tens of thousands of people.
Navy Surgeon General Receives Djibouti's Highest Honor
11/15/10 From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs - DJIBOUTI, Djibouti - The U.S. Navy surgeon general was presented with the Medal of the Commander of the National Order by Djibouti's prime minister in Djibouti Nov. 14.
Navy Surgeon General Addresses Global HIV/AIDS Challenge During Seminar
12/7/10 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, SAN ANTONIO (NNS) -- The U.S. Navy surgeon general addressed the importance of controlling HIV/AIDS in global military and peacekeeping organizations to an international audience Dec. 6, during the 10th annual HIV/AIDS Planning and Policy Seminar held at the Crowne Plaza Dec 3.-10.
Navy Surgeon General Sends Holiday Greeting
12/20/10 - From Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs, WASHINGTON - The Navy Surgeon General released his holiday message to the men and women of Navy Medicine Dec. 20.