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Navy App Teaches Sailors to Combat Stress

Screen shot of the Stress Resilience Training System app

By Cmdr. Joseph Cohn Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance Department You’ve probably heard the marketing campaign, “There’s an app for that.” Now, an iPad app will teach Sailors and Marines to understand their stress responses and how to manage them. Stress Resilience Training System introduction The Office of Naval Research and …

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21st Century Sailor and Marine – One Year Later

21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative

This blog post by Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the Honorable Juan M. Garcia, provides an overview of the  Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative one year later. A year ago we launched the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative to maximize Sailor and …

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From Medical Residency to Naval Operational Medicine

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Palms sweating, heart beating fast, orders in hand, I stepped onto the brow of the mighty warship. “You must be the new SMO?” remarked the Officer of the Deck, rendering a crisp salute. Returning the salute I said, “Yes, my name is Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, and I’m the …

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Navy Announces New Tool to Educate Sailors About Responsible Alcohol Use

  While the vast majority of Sailors who do consume alcohol do so responsibly, the Navy has now given its commanders a new tool to use in their efforts to reduce irresponsible use of alcohol among those at their commands, continuing the Navy’s aggressive efforts to provide Sailors with the …

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Bath Salts: It’s Not a Fad…It’s a Nightmare

By Lt. George Loeffler, Psychiatry Resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego Recently, many of you have seen Navy Medicine’s campaign on the dangers of synthetic amphetamine-like drugs known as bath salts. The video reflects firsthand accounts observed and reported by patients during a case series conducted in late 2011. I …

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