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  • NHRC Shares Research that Supports Warfighter Readiness at MHSRS
    ​KISSIMMEE, Florida – 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.
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  • NHRC Research Studies Link Between Injury and Fitness
    ​KISSIMMEE, Florida – Dr. Karen Kelly, a physiologist with the Naval Health Research Center’s (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.
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  • NHRC Research Protects U.S. Military Recruits from Respiratory Illness
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Researchers from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) discussed ongoing surveillance for 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.
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  • NHRC Researchers Use Data to Understand Long-Term Health Outcomes for Combat-Injured Amputees
    ​KISSIMMEE, Florida – 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.
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  • NHRC Researchers Investigate Unique Factors Associated with Quality of Life for Combat-Injured Warfighters
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – 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.
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  • Meningococcal Disease Surveillance Protects the Health of U.S. Forces
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – 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.
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  • Millennium Cohort Study Researchers Investigate Risk Factors for New-Onset Asthma
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – 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.
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  • New Commanding Officer to Continue Research Excellence at NHRC
    SAN DIEGO – Capt. Marshall Monteville assumed command of the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) from Capt. Rita Simmons during a change of command and retirement ceremony held aboard Naval Base Point Loma, Aug. 17.
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  • Keeping Cool with Science
    On land or at sea, from scorching deserts to sweltering engineering spaces, military operations often require service members to work in environments that make heat safety a constant concern.
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  • Defense Health Agency to Assume Oversight of DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
    SAN DIEGO – 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.
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  • Navy Medicine West Visits NHRC to Discuss Readiness Through Research
    SAN DIEGO – 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.
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  • Science Takes on Sexual Assault
    SAN DIEGO – 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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  • The DoD Birth and Infant Health Registry: Every Month is the Month of the Military Child
    SAN DIEGO—April is the Month of the Military Child in recognition of the important role of children in military families and communities. What better way to celebrate military children than by protecting their health?
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  • 3rd Fleet Commander Visits NHRC to Discuss Research and Readiness
    SAN DIEGO–The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) welcomed Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, on an official visit, April 17.
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  • Wounded Warrior Recovery Project Reports on Combat Amputees’ Quality of Life
    SAN DIEGO – A recent study by researchers at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) found that participants with combat-related amputations reported poorer health-related quality of life (HRQOL) than non-amputee participants with combat-related injuries.
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  • DoD-VA Research Partnership to Improve Understanding of Active Duty and Veteran Health
    SAN DIEGO – A new partnership between DoD and VA medical researchers achieves a milestone with its first joint publication, which examines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in veteran and active duty populations. The study will be published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, June 2017.
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  • NHRC Researchers Compare Health Outcomes for Service Members with Combat-Related Amputation and Limb Salvage
    SAN DIEGO – Early amputation in combat-injured service members with severe lower extremity injuries was generally associated with lower or similar prevalence for physical and psychological disorders versus those treated with late amputation or limb salvage primarily during the first several years after injury, according to a new study from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC).
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  • NHRC Researcher Named Junior Officer of the Year for Navy Medicine Research Enterprise
    SAN DIEGO – Lt. Cmdr. Brennan Cox, an aerospace experimental psychologist at Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), has been selected as the 2016 Navy Medicine Research Enterprise and Naval Health Research Center Junior Officer of the Year.
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  • DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Hosts Training for Global Staff
    SAN DIEGO – The DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), which is headquartered at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), hosted training in San Diego Jan. 18-25, for program managers and field staff from 41 different partner countries.
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  • Physical Activity May Diminish Risk of Mood Disorders in Genetically Predisposed Individuals
    SAN DIEGO – Recent research from Naval Health Research Center’s (NHRC) Warfighter Performance Department found that physical activity may diminish the risk of major depressive disorder (MDD) and suicidal ideation (SI) in individuals with a genetic predisposition. Study findings were published online in the January issue of Psychiatry Research.
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  • NHRC Researcher Studies Impact of Operational Postures on Low Back Pain
    Recent research from Naval Health Research Center’s Warfighter Performance Department found that the sitting position was associated with high rates of low back pain (LBP) and disc degeneration among U.S. service members who participated in the study. Research findings were recently published in the January issue of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
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  • Beyond the Battlefield: Using Research to Improve Wounded Warrior Care and Quality of Life
    Thanks to advances in military medicine and personal protective gear, service members injured in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation New Dawn have the highest survival rate in modern history.
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  • Every Day Is World AIDS Day for the DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program
    SAN DIEGO – The DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), which is headquartered at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), hosted a World AIDS Day event Dec. 1, to mark how far the U.S. military has come in fighting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
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  • The U.S. Military’s Global Fight Against HIV/AIDS: Spreading Cooperation While Stopping the Spread of Disease
    SAN DIEGO – The U.S. military has always played a leading role in combating infectious diseases. During the Revolutionary War, General George Washington understood the potential for contagious diseases to devastate his troops and ordered that members of the Continental Army be inoculated to prevent smallpox.
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  • Millennium Cohort Study Examines Self-Reported Back Pain and Combat Deployment
    SAN DIEGO – Recent research from the Millennium Cohort Study found that military personnel who deployed with combat experiences were more likely to report back pain after deployment than service members who deployed without combat experience. Study findings were recently published in the November issue of Spine.
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  • Study Reveals Two Distinct Stages of Deep Sleep Using Mobile Sleep Monitoring Devices
    SAN DIEGO – A recent study co-authored by a scientist from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) sought to improve methods used to score sleep quality. In doing so, researchers identified two distinct stages of deep sleep based on dominant frequency and concurrent electrodermal activity (EDA). Researchers also found that capturing sleep data using low-profile, in-home monitoring devices provided a powerful and cost-effective technique to quickly assess sleep architecture and, potentially, overall sleep quality. The study was recently published online in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
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  • Lightening the Load: The Science Behind Finding the Balance Between Combat Load, Survivability, Health, and Performance
    SAN DIEGO - How fast can you run 50 yards? Now, add an 80 pound backpack and how fast can you run that same distance? Probably not quite as fast. If you're a warfighter, running across open ground in battle, adding just one second to your time could be the difference between life and death.
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  • The Evolution of Medical Research at the Naval Health Research Center
    The latest edition of "Future Force" magazine, summer 2016, commemorates the 70 years of naval innovation since the founding of the Office of Naval Research in August 1946. Inside is a feature of NHRC's history, starting on page 42.
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  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research Visits NHRC
    SAN DIEGO – Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research, Dr. Melissa Flagg, visited the Naval Health Research Center to learn more about the research being conducted to improve warfighter readiness and health, Oct. 26.
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  • Navy Medicine’s Deputy Chief, Readiness and Health, Visits NHRC
    SAN DIEGO – Rear Adm. Elaine Wagner, one of Navy Medicine’s leading flag officers, visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) to discuss the impact of research on warfighter readiness and health, Sept. 9.
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  • Enhancing Warfighter Readiness in a Virtual Environment
    Innovation in military medicine is about saving lives on the battlefield, preventing or mitigating injuries in our warfighters, and ensuring that we have a fit and ready force. Innovation is also vital to medical research, which ensures our military leaders and medical providers have the latest information, tools, and techniques available to support the health and readiness of our service members.
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  • Navy Surgeon General Emphasizes Importance of Research to Warfighter Survivability
    SAN DIEGO – Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, the Navy’s surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, visited the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) to meet with the scientists whose research helps improve warfighter health, readiness, and performance, Aug. 30.
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  • Navy Medicine Researchers Develop Targeted Research Agenda for Health of Service Women
    KISSIMMEE, Florida – During the first ever breakout session to focus on women’s health at the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Aug. 15, scientists from Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise discussed developing a focused agenda for future research on the health of U.S. service women.
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  • Navy Medicine Researchers Find Risk of Delayed Amputation Highest in Combat-Related Foot Fractures
    KISSIMMEE, Florida – During the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) Aug. 16, Navy Medicine researchers shared findings from a recent study that examined the odds of delayed amputation after lower limb trauma sustained during combat.
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  • Navy Researchers Study Urogenital Health in Deployed Service Members
    KISSIMMEE, Florida – With nearly 275,000 women having deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and now being allowed into combat roles, researchers discussed current efforts to understand the health needs of female service members in a deployed environment at the Military Health System Research Symposium, Aug. 15.
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  • Navy Medicine Researchers Attend Military Health System Research Symposium
    KISSIMMEE, Florida – Navy Medicine researchers from around the globe are attending the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) that kicked off Aug. 15.
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  • Marine Corps Science Advisors Tour NHRC’s Warfighter Performance Department
    SAN DIEGO—Staff at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) provided a tour and overview of the center’s research capabilities and physical assets to the science advisors from U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command (MARFORCOM), II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and III MEF, Aug. 3.
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  • Harnessing the Power of Big Data for Medical Informatics
    “Big data” is a popular buzz phrase these days—a term used to describe large volumes of data that can be mined and analyzed for information and insights. The term “big data” may be new, but the concept isn’t, and at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), we’ve being doing a lot with big data for over 35 years.
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  • Thinking Outside the Clinic: Researching Novel Approaches to Improving Psychological Health
    SAN DIEGO - When it comes to finding new ways to treat familiar illnesses and injuries, military medicine has always been on the frontline of the fight. This holds true whether the illness or injury is physical or psychological. Navy Medicine researchers are leading the charge to think beyond traditional treatments and explore innovative approaches for improving the mental health, well-being, and readiness of our service members.
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  • The Research Behind PTSD Treatments
    PTSD can develop in service members, civilians, or veterans as a result of a traumatic event such as an accident, physical or sexual abuse, or exposure to combat. Based on research, we know that people with PTSD often experience distress and problems at work, with loved ones, and in completing daily tasks; they also are at increased risk of having other conditions, such as depression or substance use problems, which further complicate their lives. However, not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD....
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  • Feature Story: Understanding the Military Family-Researching the Impact of Military Life
    In June 2011, the DoD’s largest population-based study in military history, the Millennium Cohort Study, began enrolling spouses from all services, including the Reserves and National Guard, as part of a new Family Study. Since then, approximately 10,000 spouses have been enrolled.
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  • NHRC Launches Norovirus Vaccine Trial
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) has launched a clinical trial at Recruit Training Command (RTC) to evaluate the effectiveness of the first norovirus vaccine in reducing outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, June 14.
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  • NHRC Developing Mobile App to Help Prevent Prescription Medication Misuse
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Staff at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) have begun the second phase of development for a smartphone application aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse by military personnel in support of force health readiness.
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  • NHRC Hosts Respiratory Diseases Working Group to Keep Warfighters Healthy
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted a working group for military researchers from around the globe to discuss future directions for respiratory diseases surveillance, testing, and research in support of force health protection, May 24-25.
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  • We All Have a Part in Eliminating Sexual Assault
    SAN DIEGO – In keeping with the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) “Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know Your Part, Do Your Part,” the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted two events to raise awareness about sexual assault and teach practical self-defense skills to staff.
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  • WWRP Receives Endorsement from Office of Warrior Care Policy
    SAN DIEGO – The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP), a longitudinal study led by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) to examine the long-term impact of service-related injuries on quality of life, received an endorsement from the Office of Warrior Care Policy March 29.
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  • NHRC Cleared by CDC to Test for Zika Virus
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) was cleared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to test clinical specimens for Zika virus April 4.
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  • NHRC Standardizes Equipment Lists for Hospital Ships
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- If you're a provider deployed aboard a hospital ship, making sure you have the right equipment for the mission at hand is vital. The Naval Health Research Center completed a year-long project to optimize and standardize combat support Authorized Medical Allowance Lists, April 5.
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  • I MEF Commanding General Visits Warfighter Performance Lab at NHR
    SAN DIEGO – Staff from Naval Health Research Center’s Warfighter Performance Department welcomed Lt. Gen. David Berger, I Marine Expeditionary Force commanding general, on an official visit to the command, March 16.
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  • NHRC Partners with DTRA to Protect Warfighters from Emerging Infectious Disease
    SAN DIEGO – Scientists from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) held a two-day meeting to discuss progress and goals for a joint biosurveillance project, March 7-8.
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  • BLOG - Armed with Sleep: The Importance of Sleep on Warfighter Performance
    By Rachel Markwald, Ph.D., Sleep Research Physiologist, Naval Health Research Center San Diego – Sleep disruption is common among military personnel; often unavoidable during deployments, up-tempo operations, and other evolutions critical to mission success. Several studies indicate a large portion of military members do not routinely get the recommended seven or more hours of sleep each night. This increases the risk of developing insomnia and other sleep disorders.
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  • Teaching Teachers: STEM Careers in Navy Medicine Research
    SAN DIEGO – High school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers from Washington, Oregon, California, and Idaho toured the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) Jan. 15, to see a working research lab in action and gain insight from researchers actively working in STEM professions.
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  • NHRC Scientist Awarded for Work in Aviation Selection Research
    Lt. Cox receives award for his work in aviation selection and aircrew survivability.SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Lt. Brennan Cox, aerospace experimental psychologist at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), was awarded for his work in aviation selection and aircrew survivability Jan. 14.
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  • NHRC Scientists Receive Award for Transforming a Rehabilitation Tool to Prevent Injury, Promote Resilience
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) recognized scientists from Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) with the Outstanding Achievement in Modeling and Simulation (Cross-Function) award Dec. 1.
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  • BLOG - The Science Behind the Flu Vaccine
    By Cmdr. Gary Brice, Director for Operational Infectious Diseases, Naval Health Research Center Fever. Chills. Headaches and body aches. Getting the flu isn’t fun and it can lay low even the healthiest individual. That’s why every year, starting in August, there’s a call throughout the military for personnel to get their flu vaccination—it is currently the best protection against the flu.
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  • NHRC's Wounded Warrior Recovery Project Seeks to Better Understand the Impact of Injury on Quality of Life
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Wounded Warrior Recovery Project (WWRP), a longitudinal study led by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), added two new assessments about pain and social support to surveys aimed at understanding injury-related quality of life issues, Dec. 8.
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  • NHRC Hosts Public Health Scientists from Mexico for Joint Training
    SAN DIEGO – The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently hosted an exchange visit with four scientists from Mexico’s Instituto de Diagnostico y Referencia Epidemiologicos (InDRE) for training in molecular biology, microbiology, and laboratory safety Nov. 30-Dec. 4.
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  • NHRC Participates in JTAPIC Annual Meeting
    SAN DIEGO – Staff from the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) participated in the Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injury in Combat (JTAPIC) annual meeting, held in San Diego Dec. 8-10.
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  • DHAPP Staff Host World AIDS Day Event at NHRC
    SAN DIEGO – Staff from the DoD HIV/AIDS Prevention Program (DHAPP), which is headquartered at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), hosted a World AIDS Day awareness walk Dec. 1.
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  • NHRC Sleep Lab Hosts Insomnia Workshop
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) hosted its first insomnia workshop to bring researchers and clinicians together to discuss collaborative opportunities for addressing insomnia and sleep-related problems in service members, Nov. 20.
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  • Study of Blood Samples from Adenovirus-Vaccinated Military Members Shows No Virus Post-Vaccination
    SAN DIEGO – A study conducted by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), published in the Journal of Clinical Virology Oct. 29, found that blood samples from military members who received the adenovirus vaccine had no detectable amounts of the virus post-vaccination.
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  • Research and Realism Enhance Readiness: Highly Realistic Training for IDC Students
    ​SAN DIEGO – Imagine you’ve just graduated from a school that taught you how to be an independent medical provider. Now imagine you have a critically injured patient whose life is in your hands. If that weren’t stressful enough, you have to treat them in the middle of a warzone with bullets flying, the air filled with smoke and screams.
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  • NHRC Hosts Medical Staff from PLA(N) Peace Ark
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Capt. Rita Simmons, commanding officer of the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), hosted personnel from the Republic of China, People's Liberation Army Navy (PLA[N]) hospital ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) and provided a tour of one of the command's research laboratories Nov. 6.
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  • Bayesian Network Analysis: A Predictive Tool with Practical Application for Suicide Prevention
    SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Researchers at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) recently developed a computer-based, suicide risk assessment tool that can help identify service members at increased risk and provide recommendations for intervention and treatment.
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  • Readiness Through Research and Development
    Readiness Through Research and Development, at the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC), that’s not just our motto, it’s what we do. Every day, our scientists are doing incredible work, studying how physical and psychological stressors impact our warfighters. After more than a decade of war, we know that the stressors of military service on top of the day-to-day stressors we all face can take a toll on our active duty population and their families. - See more at: http://navymedicine.navylive.dodlive.mil/archives/9470#sthash.ihKAOGWD.dpuf
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