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This section covers hot topics in public health, whether it's disaster response and risk communications or certain diseases and conditions causing harm to Sailors and Marines.

 

FDA Warning: Sports Products Containing SARMs

A new warning was released 31 October about selective androgen receptor modulators.

 

SARMs in dietary supplements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and health hazards is hot off the press. Navy Fitness has been disseminating the warning via social media channels. NAVSUP received over 6,000 hits in a few hours! Read more about it here.

2017 RME Guidelines Webinar

On October 31st, join us for this month's webinar on "2017 Updates to the Armed Forces RME Guidelines" at 0900, 1500 or 1700 ET.

Learn to:

  • Describe deletions and additions to the 2017 Reportable Medical Events Guidelines.
  • Understand the major changes to existing Reportable Medical Events.
  • Recognize the effect updates to the Guidelines have on daily business processes and how to begin addressing these gaps.

CME/CNE credits are available!

For more information, visit us at http://go.usa.gov/3K5kz or contact our helpdesk at: usn.hampton-roads.navmcpubhlthcenpors.list.nmcphc-ndrs@mail.mil.

Powassan Virus

Recent warmer winters have led to an increased tick population, which can increase the likelihood of tick-borne infections such as Powassan virus.  Reducing exposure to ticks is key to preventing these infections.  Check out our fact sheet on Powassan virus to learn more: https://www.med.navy.mil/sites/nmcphc/Documents/program-and-policy-support/Powassan_Info_Sheet.pdf

Diabetes Webinar
Web Alert:
Our friends at the Air Force Diabetes Center of Excellence will be hosting their Prevention ECHO webinar "Epigenetics" presented by MAJ Erin Keyser, MD, OB/GYN Associate Program Director, SAMMC. This webinar is free and will be held on Friday 24 Feb from 1200-1300 Central time.
Click here to register.
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NMCPHC Alert
Our friends at The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will be hosting their free monthly webinar series on February 23, 2017 from 1- 2:30 p.m. (ET)! This webinar, "Transforming Anger: Proven Strategies," provides continuing education credit for various medical professionals and will facilitate discussions on the newest medical research. We hope that you will be able to attend and invite any colleagues who may benefit from its content as well.
To register, please visit http://dcoe.cds.pesgce.com/hub.php.
Zika Virus

Visit NMCPHC's Zika virus web page for up-to-date information on Zika virus infection, including its symptoms and prevention, guidelines on surveillance and reporting, and information for vector control programs.  NMCPHC has also produced a Zika Information Sheet and a Zika Brochure as general Zika references for all Navy and Marine Corps beneficiaries."

 

Seasonal Influenza Surveillance Advisory
NMCPHC has updated it's influenza advisory providing outpatient and inpatient medical units with a single document that outlines guidance on influenza reporting in DRSi, ESSENCE surveillance and DandI resources.  To view the advisory click here.
Influenza Surveillance Webinar Sept 29 2015
As part of our monthly Disease Surveillance training series, NMCPHC, along with our sister Service surveillance hubs will be hosting "Influenza Surveillance" training via DCS on Tuesday September 29th.  Trainings are 30 minutes in length and are offered at 0900ET, 1500ET, and 1700ET.   You'll learn about influenza vaccine, influenza reporting, the DOD laboratory-based sentinal surveillance program, and Service specific surveillance programs and strategies.  CMEs and CNEs are available!  For more information, click here or contact the DRSi helpdesk at: usn.hampton-roads.navmcpubhlthcenpors.list.nmcphc-ndrs@mail.mil