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collapse Year: 2017
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USNS Comfort Responds to Hospital-Generator Failure in Puerto Rico
By Lt. j.g. Samuel R. Boyle, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20)
10/5/2017
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (NNS) -- The Mercy-class Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, received five critical patients around 8 p.m. Oct. 4, from Ryder Memorial Hospital in Humacao, Puerto Rico, after its generator failed.

SRT graduates Combat Life Saver (CLS) Course
By Lance Cpl. Tayler Schwamb
10/4/2017
Marines with the Provost Marshal’s Office Special Reaction Team completed a rigorous Combat Life Saver Course Oct. 4 aboard Camp Foster.

NMCP Awards Inaugural Daisy Award to Allergy Clinic Nurse
By Sonar Technician, Surface 3rd Class Paul Wu Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
10/4/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Melissa Doe, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) Allergy Clinic nurse, was surprised with NMCP's inaugural Daisy Award during an impromptu ceremony Sept. 28.

U.S. Naval Hospitals Naples, Sigonella to transition to outpatient clinics with same-day surgeries, birthing capabilities maintained
By Tammy S Begasse
10/4/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – U.S. Naval Hospitals (USNH) Naples and Sigonella will transition to outpatient clinics Oct. 1, 2018, maintaining same-day surgical services.

NHCCC Corpsman Commissioned
By William Love
10/3/2017
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Emmanuel T. Dadzie, from Accra, Ghana, West Africa, became a commissioned lieutenant junior grade in the Medical Service Corps(MSC) during a Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi (NHCCC) ceremony Oct. 2, 2017.

Naval Hospital Bremerton continues to advocate emergency preparedness for all
By Douglas Stutz
10/2/2017
From flash floods to forest fires, September as ‘National Preparedness Month’ strained the resources of many and tested the mettle of most.

Puerto Rican Native to Return Home, Give Hope
By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher
10/2/2017
ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) -- A religious program specialist assigned to Naval Hospital Jacksonville from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, volunteered to embark the Mercy-class Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) for humanitarian operations in Puerto Rico.

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Navy Medicine Personnel Deploy Aboard Comfort to support Puerto Rico disaster relief
By Tammy S Begasse
9/28/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Approximately 250 doctors, nurses, corpsman and support personnel from across Navy Medicine East (NME) embarked Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 19) yesterday in support of the U.S. military response to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Boxer Passes FSO-M Ahead of Schedule
By Chief Petty Officer Justin Webb
9/27/2017
SAN DIEGO – Sailors aboard amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) passed the Fleet Support Operations-Medical (FSO-M) 1.3 assessment with an overall score of 96, September 22.

NHRC Talks Readiness, Resilience with 21st Century Sailor Director
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
9/27/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, director, 21st Century Sailor Office, met with researchers at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), Sept. 20, to learn more about how science can help Sailors overcome adversity and thrive.

MHS GENESIS deployed at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz
9/23/2017
A symbolic switch was thrown at 7 a.m. as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new electronic health record (EHR), MHS GENESIS, deployed at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Sept. 23.

NMCP's Simulation Center Opens Doors during Healthcare Simulation Week
By Rebecca A. Perron, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
9/20/2017
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- The Healthcare Simulation and Bioskills Training Center (HSBTC) at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth invited staff, patients and visitors to experience first-hand the simulators and training available during an open house on Sept. 14 in celebration of Healthcare Simulation Week.

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Professional Behavior

9/20/2017
It has come to my attention that members of the Navy Medicine team posted highly offensive photos and videos on their personal social media pages involving newborns at our naval hospitals.

BUMED’s Religious Ministry Team Focuses on Value-Based Care during Annual Training
By Petty Officer 1st Class Laura Myers
9/20/2017
The Chaplains of Navy Medicine’s office held their annual inter-professional training seminar Sept. 20 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth – training that relates to spiritual wellness and how it fits into the overall care and health of service members and their families.

NAMRU-SA Change of Command Highlights Excellence in Research and Stellar Operations

9/18/2017
SAN ANTONIO –Capt. Thomas C. Herzig relieved Capt. Elizabeth A. Montcalm-Smith as commanding officer of the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) during a change of command held at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 24.

Promoting Public Health Through Mobile Community Health Fairs
By Lt. Jen Knapp, Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit FIVE, Public Affairs
9/18/2017
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (NNS) -- Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit (NEPMU) 5 is participating in nine health fairs at Lincoln Military Housing centers in the San Diego area, Sept. 13-27, as part of the unit's robust health promotion program.

New Pensacola Area Chiefs Join the Mess
From Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
9/15/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Seventy Sailors from commands at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, NAS Pensacola Corry Station and NAS Whiting Field officially joined the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks in two pinning ceremonies Sept. 15.

Digital Radiography Upgrade Benefits NHCCP Patients
By Eric Sesit, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point Public Affairs
9/14/2017
Cherry Point, N.C. (NNS) -- Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, recently replaced its traditional GE Proteus Analog X-ray machine with a fully automated Siemens Ysio Max Digital Radiography machine.

NMOTC Observes POW/MIA Day
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht
9/14/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2017) — Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) members attended two events Sept. 14 in observance of National POW/MIA Recognition Day.

Naval Medical Logistics Command Holds Change of Command
By Julius L. Evans, Naval Medical Logistics Command Public Affairs
9/13/2017
FORT DETRICK, Md. (NNS) -- Capt. Tim Richardson assumed command of Naval Medical Logistics Command (NMLC), relieving Capt. Mary Seymour in a ceremony held on Fort Detrick, Maryland on Aug. 25.

Navy Medicine East provides tools to detect, avert suicide
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belche
9/13/2017
September is Suicide Prevention Month. Recognizing the signs of suicide and reaching out to those in need can save lives.

Researcher Presents Findings on a Model to Predict Pneumonia in Combat Trauma Patients
From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
9/12/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) shared findings on efforts to develop a tool to assist clinicians in predicating pneumonia in combat trauma patients during a plenary session at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), August 27-30.

Research on a Novel Antivenom Using Phage Presented at MHSRS
From Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio Public Affairs
9/12/2017
Kissimmee, Fla. (NNS) -- A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Unit - San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) shared findings on the application of phages display technology expressing antivenom peptides for the treatment of envenomation during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), August 27 - 30.

Navy Surgeon General Visits NAMRU-6
From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery public affairs
9/11/2017
LIMA, Peru (NNS) -- Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Forrest Faison met with several senior Peruvian and U.S. officials and visited Peruvian naval medical facilities, Aug. 28-31.

Food Safety Education Month a Continuous Theme at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
9/11/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- With September designated as National Food Safety Education Month, Naval Hospital Bremerton's Preventive Medicine Department and Combined Food Operations Division continue to advocate food safety and the prevention of foodborne illness.

San Antonio Chiefs Hold Inaugural CPO Pride Event
By Larry Coffey
9/8/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Navy Medicine San Antonio area Chief Petty Officers (CPO) and CPO selectees were among the participants in the first San Antonio CPO Pride Day event Sept. 8 at the oldest VFW post in Texas.

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NHRC Shares Research that Supports Warfighter Readiness at MHSRS
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/31/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) attended the 2017 Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS), Aug. 27-30, to share their latest research that supports the readiness and health of U.S. warfighters.

NHRC Researchers Discuss Injured Warfighters' Quality of Life at MHSRS
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/31/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- During the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 29, researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) shared findings from a recent report that described quality of life outcomes for combat-injured amputees.

Newborn Screenings: Protecting Children
By Yan Kennon, Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
8/31/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Newborn screenings identify conditions that can affect children's long-term health or survival. Each year, millions of babies in the U.S. are routinely screened for certain genetic, endocrine, and metabolic disorders, and are also tested for hearing loss and critical congenital heart defects, prior to discharge from a hospital or birthing center.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Advocates the Importance of Sleep - You Lose if You Don't Snooze
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
8/31/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- Whether trying for a quick snooze, occasional siesta, or attempted slumber, Sailors and Marines are continually at risk for the actual health threat of insufficient sleep.

NHRC Researcher Studies Link Between Injury, Fitness
From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/30/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Dr. Karen Kelly, a physiologist with the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), discussed her recent work examining the relationship between training requirements, fitness and musculoskeletal injuries, during a breakout session at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 30.

NHRC Research Protects US Military Recruits from Respiratory Illness
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/30/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) discussed ongoing surveillance for the adenovirus, a contagious pathogen that causes respiratory illness, among U.S. military recruits during basic training at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS), Aug. 27.

A Virtual First for Orthopedics in Navy Medicine
By Mike Alvarez, Navy Medicine West Public Affairs
8/30/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Cmdr. Joe Carney, division head for the Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Complex Surgical Sports Team, sat in his small office as he examined his patient, a 29-year-old Army officer suffering from a Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI).

NHRC Researchers Investigate Unique Factors Associated with Quality of Life for Combat-Injured Warfighters
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/29/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) shared study findings about unique factors associated with combat-injured service members' long-term quality of life, an emerging area of research, during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHRSRS) Aug. 28.

NMRC Presents Research on Recovery from Mild TBI Following Uncomplicated IED Blast at MHSRS
From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
8/29/2017
Kissimmee, Fla. (NNS) -- A researcher from the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) shared findings on the effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on service members during the first 30 days following an improvised explosive device (IED) blast.

Researchers Present Laboratory Findings on Aeromedical Evacuation of Combat Casualties at MHSRS
From Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs
8/28/2017
Kissimmee, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine researchers presented laboratory findings at the Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 28.

Millennium Cohort Study Researchers Investigate Risk Factors for New-Onset Asthma
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/28/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Researchers for the Millennium Cohort Study, which is led by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), discussed recent findings about new-onset asthma rates among U.S. military personnel during a breakout session at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 27.

NSMRL Researcher Presents Findings on Circadian Rhythms at MHSRS

8/28/2017
KISSIMMEE, Florida – Can performance deficits be reduced by locking operators to a circadian phase through the use of controlled light exposures? This was the subject of findings presented by researchers from the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), August 27 – 30.

Meningococcal Disease Surveillance Protects the Health of U.S. Forces
By Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs
8/28/2017
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (NNS) -- Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) discussed the role that ongoing meningococcal disease surveillance plays in force health protection during the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 27.

Shaping the Future of Military Medicine
By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Harley K. Sarmiento
8/26/2017
SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- One of Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) primary missions is to shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research. NMCSD Clinical Investigations Department (CID) carries out the mission to the fullest.

PTSD 101
By Petty Officer 3rd Class Kashif Basharat, USS George Washington (CVN 73) Public Affairs
8/25/2017
NORFOLK (NNS) -- According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), about 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives. The traumas can range anywhere from being in a major motor vehicle accident, seeing someone pass away violently, rape, or in the case of some service members, being exposed to combat.

NMOTC Celebrates Women’s History
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
8/25/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (Aug. 25, 2017) — The diversity team at Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) held a team trivia event to promote and celebrate women’s history at the command Aug. 25.

Naval Hospital Bremerton Comptroller Sleuths Recover Lost Revenue
By Douglas Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton
8/25/2017
A dedicated team of comptroller sleuths at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Uniformed Business Office were recognized for identifying errors in a complex billing process with the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller) Fiscal Year 2016 award.

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Things To Know Before You Turn 50
By Lt. Cesar Mojica Vazquez, M.D., Family Medicine Chief Resident Physician, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
8/24/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Screening for colon cancer helps save lives. It's never too early to talk with your primary care manager about colon cancer screening and testing.

REMC Executive Director is No Moore
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew Clutter, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
8/24/2017
Each year, they still show up. These living heroes bring untold stories of valor and horror and faith and patriotic duty that many of today’s service members look at with awe. They are the repatriates of the Vietnam War, former Prisoners of War who visit the Robert E. Mitchell Center (REMC) on board Naval Air Station Pensacola annually for extensive two-day physicals.

Navy Dental Corps 105th Celebrated at Naval Hospital Bremerton
By Douglas Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton
8/22/2017
Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) recognized the many contributions of the Navy Dental Corps staff on August 22, 2017, celebrating the 105th anniversary of providing dental treatment to Sailors and Marines.

MHS GENESIS Overview Held at Ombudsmen Assembly Meeting
By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs
8/22/2017
BREMERTON, Wash. (NNS) -- An informational overview on the new Department of Defense (DoD) electronic health record MHS GENESIS was recently provided to attendees at the August Naval Base Kitsap Ombudsmen Assembly.

Preventive Medicine Takes the Fight to Diseases
By Jason Bortz, Naval Hospital Pensacola
8/21/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. – One of the best ways to treat a disease is to prevent patients from getting sick in the first place.Preventing a medical condition before it has a chance to affect others is the goal of Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Preventive Medicine Department

Sailors, veterans recognize one of their own; Ceremony honors Medal of Honor recipient
By Larry Coffey, NMETC PAO
8/15/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Sailors, military veterans and San Antonians braved scorching South Texas temperatures Aug. 15 to participate in a graveside memorial service honoring Hospitalman John E. “Jackie” Kilmer, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on June 18, 1953.

Navy Medicine East maintains readiness through prevention
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephane Belcher, Navy Medicine East
8/15/2017
August is Preventive Health Month, a time to emphasize the importance of maintaining healthy lifestyles, getting regular checkups, screenings and vaccinations.

Coping with Stress and Trauma
By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs, and Elizabeth M. Collins, Defense Media Activity
8/15/2017
The U.S. Navy is usually among the first organizations worldwide to respond to devastating natural disasters, providing supplies and medical care. But often the victims need more than the basic necessities of life. They may need help healing their hearts and their minds as they struggle to comprehend the enormity of their losses and rebuild their lives.

Naval Hospital Jacksonville physician named pediatrician of the year
By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville
8/14/2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics Uniformed Services Chapter East has selected Lt. Allison Wessner, of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Pediatrics Clinic, as its 2017 Pediatrician of the Year.

Navy Medical Experts Offer Combat Lifesaver Training to SPS-17 Troops
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Kristen Cheyenne Yarber, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs
8/11/2017
PUERTO CASTILLA, Honduras (NNS) -- Navy doctors and hospital corpsmen held a Combat Lifesaver (CLS) training course for service members deployed as part of Southern Partnership Station 17 (SPS 17), August 8, at Base Naval de Puerto Castilla, a Honduran naval base.

NMOTC graduates Navy’s first R2LM team
By Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Lieberknecht, Navy Medicine Operational Training Center
8/11/2017
NORFOLK (Aug. 11, 2017)— The Navy’s first Role 2 Light Maneuver team (R2LM) graduated from training Aug. 11 at Surface Warfare Medical Institute (SWMI) East on Naval Station Norfolk.

Mighty Medicine: 215th Corps hospital continues enhancing care capabilities
By Sgt. Lucas Hopkins, Resolute Support Headquarters
8/10/2017
The Afghan National Army 215th Corps Hospital at Camp Shorabak, Afghanistan is quickly becoming one of the best military hospitals in the nation.

Naval Hospital Pensacola's Pharmacy Best Option for Prescriptions
By Jason Bortz, Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs
8/10/2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- TRICARE beneficiaries in the Pensacola, Florida area needing prescriptions have lots of options, including Naval Hospital Pensacola's Pharmacy.

Public Health Partnership Strengthens Mosquito Control Efforts in Haiti
By Lt. Matthew Montgomery, Navy Entomology Center of Excellence, Public Affairs
8/9/2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- The Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) announced Aug. 9 its partnership with the Haitian Ministry of Public and Population Health (MPPH) for field trials of a new class of long lasting low toxicity insecticides.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Now Full-Service in San Antonio
By Petty Officer 1st Class Jacquelyn Childs, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command
8/8/2017
SAN ANTONIO – Senior Navy and Marine Corps leaders joined a small gathering at the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society’s (NMCRS) newest full-service location for a ceremonial ribbon- and cake-cutting ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Aug. 8.

NHCP Welcomes Students for Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring Program
From NHCP Public Affairs
8/8/2017
MCB CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (NNS) -- Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton hosted its second Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring (S2M2) Program from July 31 to Aug. 4.

Navy Seabees and Medical Experts help Honduran Students during Southern Partnership Station 2017
By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Jeremy Starr, Southern Partnership Station 17 Public Affairs
8/7/2017
SILIN, Honduras (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One (NMCB 1) and medical professionals from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence participated in a community relations project (COMREL) at the Repblica de Colombia Elementary School in Silin, Honduras, Aug. 1.

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