Jacksonville, Florida - Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery named Alexandra Vance, doctor of pharmacy, Naval Hospital Jacksonville pharmacy clinical coordinator, its 2016 Navy Pharmacy Civilian Pharmacist of the Year.

Chicago, Illinois - Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear. This finding is among several insights gleaned about experiences of women who used the ring during the ASPIRE study, also known as MTN-020, announced today at the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) meeting in Chicago.

San Diego, California - Prescription drug deaths in San Diego County have leveled off, according to the latest report.

San Diego, California - San Diego County and its residents have been fighting West Nile virus and native mosquitoes for more than a decade. This year, we’ve also had to deal with invasive Aedes mosquitoes and their disease-carrying potential.

Falls Church, Virginia - Fall is the unofficial start of flu season and Navy Medicine is stressing the importance of readiness for Sailors, Marines and their families.

San Diego, California - A 73-year-old woman died of complications due to influenza and is the first local, flu-related death reported this season, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

San Diego, California - Don’t have insurance and need to get a flu shot? No problem.