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collapse Year: 2017
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NMCP Graduates 2017 Class of Internal Medicine Residents
By Rebecca A. Perron, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
6/21/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth's Internal Medicine Residency Class of 2017 graduated seven residents June 16 after they completed a three-year program that included the first year as an intern.

School's Out, but these Future Docs are in at Naval Hospital Jacksonville
By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
6/20/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville hosted its annual Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) internship at the hospital June 12-16 with 11 high school students from Darnell-Cookman School of the Medical Arts.

Defense Health Agency to Assume Oversight of DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
6/20/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director, Defense Health Agency (DHA), visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) June 8, to discuss the transition of oversight for the Department of Defense (DoD) HIV/AIDS Prevention Program's (DHAPP) from Navy Medicine to the DHA.

Men Need to Take Control of Their Health
By Jason Bortz, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola
6/19/2017
NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- A visit to a urologist is not something most men look forward too, but results can range from improved sexual health to early detection of cancer.

Men's Health: Heart Disease
By By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Mai, USS George Washington Public Affairs
6/19/2017
NORFOLK (NNS) -- The number one threat to men's health in the United States is cardiovascular disease (CVD), or heart disease.

NMCP Graduates Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Class of 2017
By Rebecca Perron
6/16/2017
The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth graduated two residents June 16. Among them was Cmdr. Cecilia Brown, the first African-American dentist to be trained at NMCP in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery specialty.

Navy Medicine Announces 2016 IDC of the Year
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs
6/16/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) announced the 2016 Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) of the Year award winners during day three of the Armed Forces Operational Medicine Symposium (AFOMS) in San Diego, June 12.

OSHA recognizes U.S. Naval Hospital Naples as Navy OCONUS Voluntary Protection Program "Star" Site
By Lt.Cmdr. Willie Barksdale, Naval Hospital Naples Public Affairs
6/16/2017
NAPLES, Italy (NNS) -- U.S. Naval Hospital Naples achieved Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) "Star" recognition from the DoD Safety Management Center of Excellence during an onsite visit to the hospital 22-25 May 2017.

From Sea to Space: NASA Selects Three Sailors for 2017 Astronaut Candidate Class

6/16/2017
Three Sailors are on their way to join the growing list of Navy astronauts!

SWMI Sim Lab and VR Room Helps Prepare Students for Real World Patient Encounters
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jermia Douglas, Surface Warfare Medicine Institute
6/16/2017
“Train like you fight, fight like you train.” This is one quote that many can say they’ve heard throughout their Naval career. The fact is, when one trains properly for real-world scenarios it can help lead to a successful outcome. This is something that is taken to heart within the Navy medical community.

Capt. Pearson Takes Helm of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton
By Douglas W. Allen, NHCP Public Affairs
6/16/2017
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NNS) -- Navy Capt. Frank P. Pearson relieved Navy Capt. Lisa Mulligan as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton during a Change of Command Ceremony June 14, 2017.

NHCCP Wounded Warrior to Compete in 2017 DOD Warrior Games
By Madison Marcantel, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs
6/15/2017
CHERRY POINT, N.C. (NNS) -- Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point's Petty Officer First Class Romulo Urtula is living proof not all wounds are visible.

Taking Time for Patient Safety the Norm at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
6/14/2017
National Time-Out Day at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) required no referee, no whistle, and no stoppage of play, just routine adherence to patient-safety protocols.

The Steel City Hosts America's Navy during Pittsburgh Navy Week
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Theodore Quintana, Navy Office of Community Outreach
6/14/2017
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Pennsylvania's "Steel City" is scheduled to host members of the U.S. Navy during Pittsburgh Navy Week, Jun. 19-25, a week-long series of community outreach events.

NMCP Pregnancy Fair Offers Information, Connection to Resources
By Rebecca A. Perron, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
6/13/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Women's Health Clinic at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth sponsored a Pregnancy Fair June 9 that offered information on a variety of pregnancy-related topics, including nutrition, exercise, fetal development, birthing positions and lactation.

NMETLC Cohosts Fort Sam Houston LGBT Pride Month Ceremony
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs
6/13/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) partnered with the Army’s Mission Installation Contracting Command (MICC) to host a joint Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month Celebration at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH), Texas, June 13.

NMCP Kicks Off Drug Take Back Program
By Rebecca A. Perron Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
6/8/2017
Portsmouth, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) kicked off its Drug Take Back Program June 7, an initiative that is sponsored locally by the Pharmacy Department and the command Drug and Alcohol Program advisor (DAPA).

Naval Hospital Bremerton Process Improvement Program a Record Innovation
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan Jiang, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
6/8/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) Sailors were recognized by the Secretary of the Navy for their vital role in a process improvement program.

Go With the Flow at Naval Hospital Bremerton's Urology Clinic
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
6/8/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- June marks Men's Health Month, and Naval Hospital Bremerton's (NHB) Urology Clinic wants everyone to go with the flow.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailor recognized with Health Care Heroes Award
By Douglas Stutz
6/8/2017
A Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) Sailor’s effort caring for new families and guiding young Sailors was recognized at the 4th annual Kitsap Sun Health Care Heroes Awards Program, on June 8, 2017.

Navy Medicine West Visits NHRC to Discuss Readiness Through Research
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
6/6/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Paul D. Pearigen, commander, Navy Medicine West (NMW), and chief of the Navy Medical Corps, paid an official visit to the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) June 2, to learn more about the command's medical research initiatives.

Men’s Health Month: preventive health a priority across Navy Medicine East
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
6/6/2017
While it’s important for all Sailors—both men and women—to focus on their health, Navy Medicine East and its facilities join the nation in recognizing June as Men’s Health Month.

Train like you fight: Corpsmen demonstrate their skills
By Lance Cpl. Jonathan Sosne
6/6/2017
A corpsman cinched the tourniquet tight, quickly trying to stop the bleeding from a gunshot wound as the patient groaned in agony. Fortunately, this was on a life-like mannequin, not a wounded Marine, used during an exercise run by 2nd Medical Battalion for Sailors in the Field Medical Training Battalion- East at Camp Johnson on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 5- 8.

Men's Health: Take charge
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
6/5/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Men can set a healthy example for kids, family and buddies by getting health screenings. Create a plan (based on age, family history, and personal medical history) with the primary care manager (PCM).

Navy Medical Heroes of Midway
By Andre Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery historian
6/4/2017
June 4, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of arguably, the most pivotal naval battle in his­tory. The one-day battle re­versed the tide of World War II in the Pacific, six months after Pearl Harbor. Following the Battle of Midway, Japanese Imperial Forces were on the defensive for the remainder of the war. Although U.S. forces suffered significant losses, the outcome extinguished any prospects of threats to Hawaii and the west coast. Below are excerpts and commendations highlighting Navy medical officers who served as heroes during this battle.

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Navy Surgeon General Visits on Heels of Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune’s Renaming as Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune
By Michael Cole
5/31/2017
Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune (NHCL), May 31, 2017, on the heels of his approval of the medical treatment facility’s re-naming from a hospital to a medical center. The name change takes effect June 26, 2017.

NMCP's Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics Clinic Recognizes Patients with Superstar Celebration
By Rebecca A. Perron Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
5/23/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Dozens of patients, siblings and parents attended the inaugural Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics Clinic superstar celebration at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth May 20, an event that recognized the importance of the accomplishments of this patient population.

Naval Medical Center San Diego Celebrates its 100th Birthday
By Mike Alvarez
5/19/2017
NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Hundreds from throughout the San Diego community assembled here today in celebration of Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) 100th birthday.

Navy Medicine East stresses pursuit of mental health a sign of strength
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
5/19/2017
Navy Medicine East is focused on increasing awareness of psychological and emotional health among service members, veterans, family members and caregivers during the month of May in support of National Mental Health Awareness Month.

Navy Social Worker Shares Stress, Trauma Expertise in Malaysia during Pacific Partnership 2017
By Douglas Stutz
5/19/2017
During Pacific Partnership 2017 to host-country Malaysia in April, training was conducted in preparing and handling any emotional shock and psychological strain for not only victims of a disaster, but also first responders.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville and Reserve Units Earn Navy Blue H
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
5/18/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Jacksonville, Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville headquarters, and 10 OHSU Jacksonville detachments have again earned the Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Blue H Award for 2016.

Mental Health Part of Overall Wellness

5/18/2017
NAVAL HOSPITAL PENSACOLA, Fla. --If a Sailor or Marine came into work with a cold or injury, it would be a common occurrence for them to seek medical attention. Receiving care for mental health concerns is just as vital for overall wellness.

2016 Navy Blue-H Health Promotion and Wellness Award Winners Announced
By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, Public Affairs
5/16/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) announced May 16, that 681 Navy and Marine Corps organizations received the 2016 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award.

Truman Earns Navy Surgeon General's Blue H Award
By Mass Communication Specialists 3rd Class Anthony Flynn and K.R. Jackson-Smith, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs
5/16/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman's (CVN 75) Medical department was awarded a 2016 Blue H - Navy Surgeon General's Health Promotion and Wellness Award May 12 for excellence in workplace health promotion policies, activities and outcomes.

NMCP Chief Quilts to Give Comfort
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Terah L. Bryant NMCP Public Affairs
5/11/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va (NNS) -- It began as a simple request from her husband for a homemade quilt that quickly turned into a quilting passion for Chief Hospital Corpsman Sybil Magrill.

Family medicine residents host research symposium
By Yan Kennon
5/11/2017
Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Family Medicine Residency Program hosted its annual Resident Research Symposium at Patrol Squadron 30’s auditorium on May 11.

Innovative scanner designed to save Marines’ lives on the battlefield
By Ashley Calingo
5/10/2017
Marine Corps Systems Command is bringing innovative, life-saving and award-winning technology to Marines on the front line. The Infrascanner is a portable, medical diagnostic device that provides early detection of intracranial hematomas—or bleeding within the skull—in the field, potentially saving lives and improving casualty care and recovery.

Top Navy Nurse Describes a ‘Typical Day’ in Navy Medicine
Rear Adm. Tina Davidson
5/10/2017
In honor of National Nurses Week 2017, the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs office interviewed the Navy’s top nurse, Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, director, Navy Nurse Corps on why she chose a Navy nursing career and what a typical day in the life of a Navy nurse entails.

Military, civilian nurses learn, teach in unique DoD-VA collaboration
By Military Health System Communications Office
5/9/2017
A unique partnership between the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs places military and VA nurses side-by-side in a facility where they can expand their own clinical skills and learn from each other. The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, located 40 miles north of Chicago, is a first-of-its-kind facility staffed with uniformed nurses from the Navy, and serves nearly 67,000 eligible beneficiaries.

Wellness and Lifestyle Program at Naval Hospital Pensacola
By Jason Bortz, Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola
5/8/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Pensacola is currently implementing a wellness and lifestyle program designed to help promote healthy lifestyle changes and improve the physical well-being of patients.

Naval Hospital Bremerton JAG recognized by Kitsap County Bar Association
By Douglas Stutz
5/5/2017
The Outstanding Navy Legal Professional Award was presented by the Kitsap County Bar Association to Lt. Timothy J. Donahue, Judge Advocate General Corps, on May 5, 2017.

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs
5/5/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Mental wellness is as critical as physical health to mission readiness. A person's mental health can affect their emotions, thoughts and actions. Optimal mental health increases overall resilience to life's challenges.

NMOTC Sailor receives Heroes of Military Medicine Award
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberkecht
5/4/2017
WASHINGTON (May 4, 2017) – An aerospace experimental psychologist and department head for operational psychology at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) in Pensacola, Florida, was awarded the Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Award today during a reception at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

NHCP Maintains Joint Commission Accreditation
By NHCP Public Affairs
5/4/2017
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton and its outlying medical clinics received the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM) for hospital accreditation May 1, 2017.

Well-Mannered Staff Member Serves Dual Role at Corpus Christi Clinic
By Bill W. Love, Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi Public Affairs
5/1/2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (NNS) -- Finley Lewis is the youngest Naval Health Clinic (NHC) Corpus Christi team member sporting lieutenant bars -- a notable fact since most Navy lieutenants are already in their mid to late 20s. And although their hair isn't generally gray, remarkably, Finley's is completely silver!

NMOTC wraps up SAAPM 2017
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
5/1/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 1, 2017) – Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) closed out its observation of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) May 1.

Science Takes on Sexual Assault
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
5/1/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) activity April 27, to highlight the important role that science and research have in preventing sexual assault.

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Medical Laboratory Professionals acknowledged at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
4/28/2017
‘Laboratory Professionals Get Results’ is this year’s theme as Naval Hospital Bremerton recognized the command’s Laboratory Department during Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, April 23-29, 2017.

3-D Mammography Suite opens at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
4/28/2017
Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Radiology Department is now offering 3-D Mammography Suite service that effectively enhances the continual focus on breast cancer awareness and prevention.

Navy Physician Testifies Before Congress on Importance of Traumatic Brain Injury Programs

4/27/2017
Capt. Thomas Johnson, director, Intrepid Spirit Concussion Recovery Clinic at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, appeared before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel to provide an assessment of Navy Medicine post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinical and research programs.

San Antonio Celebrates Navy Day at The Alamo
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs
4/27/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Sailors from several San Antonio-area Navy commands gathered April 27 for the annual Navy Day at the Alamo celebration as part of the Fiesta San Antonio activities across San Antonio, Texas.

Navy Preventive Medicine Unit Provides Dengue and Zika Virus Workshop for Navy Region Southwest
By Lt. Jen Knapp, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit Five, Public Affairs
4/26/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit FIVE (NEPMU-5) conducted a dengue and Zika workshop at Naval Base San Diego, April 20.

NHP's Nutrition Clinic Available to Help
By Jason Bortz, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
4/26/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Eat this; don't eat that. Drink more water; eat fewer carbohydrates. Count calories; reduce portion size. Eat breakfast as soon as you wake up; don't eat anything with two hours of going to bed.

Sailors Against Sexual Harassment (SASHA)
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gretchen M. Albrecht, Naval Hospital Bremerton
4/26/2017
A Sailor-led and Sailor-driven grassroots organization, Sailors Against Sexual Harassment and Assault (SASHA), brings new and innovative ways to help end sexual harassment and assault at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Washington, and in the surrounding community.

4 NMETLC staff recognized for volunteer efforts
By Larry Coffey
4/26/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Four Navy Medicine Education, Training and Logistics Command (NMETLC) members were among San Antonio-area active and reserve military, military retirees, civilian federal employees and military family members from all five military services honored at a volunteer awards ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH) April 26.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Earth Day showcases CNO Environmental Award
By Douglas Stutz
4/25/2017
Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) recognized Earth Day on April 25 with the command acknowledged as the recipient of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Environmental Award for Fiscal Year 2016.

BHC Norfolk Now Offering Walk-In Contraception Clinic
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW) Terah L. Bryant
4/25/2017
NORFOLK (NNS) -- Branch Health Clinic Naval Station Norfolk opened the first Walk-In Contraception Clinic for military beneficiaries in Hampton Roads April 25.

U.S., Brazilian Marines share medical knowledge
By Lance Cpl. Juan A. Soto-Delgado
4/24/2017
The Brazilian Marine Corps Expeditionary Medical Unit conducted a bilateral exchange with U.S. Navy hospital corpsmen and Marines with 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, April 10-14.

Navy Medicine Researcher Plays in Annual NATO Chess Tournament
From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
4/21/2017
SILVER SPRING, Md. (NNS) -- Lt. Chaselynn Watters, Navy Medicine researcher, represented the U.S. Navy at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Chess Championship in Hungary, March 26 - April 1, 2017.

Pacific Partnership 2017 Kicks Off Cooperative Health Engagement in Malaysia
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Chelsea Milburn, Pacific Partnership 2017 Public Affairs
4/21/2017
BAU, Malaysia (NNS) -- Vans filled with medical personnel in more than 10 different uniforms, supply trucks as tall as the houses they parked next to and hundreds of smiling and wide-eyed locals gathered in the narrow streets of Kampung Suba Buan.

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