Leadership Cares- U.S. Fleet Forces Hosts Mental Health Summit

By Mass Communication Specialist Second Class Jonathan E. Donnelly U.S. Fleet Forces Command hosted a three-day Fleet Mental Health Summit aboard Naval Support Activity, Hampton Roads in Norfolk, Va. January, 26-28. “For the first time, we’ve taken everybody that holds a piece of the spiritual or mental health puzzle and put them all in one […]

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

I am a Hospital Corpsman First Class in the greatest branch in the uniformed services … the U.S Navy! I joined the Navy June 14, 2001 right out of high school in Henderson, North Carolina. Joining the Navy was not in my initial plans. I was working at Subway, happy and content with the job I […]

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Naval Hospital Bremerton Lab Blood Bank acknowledged for professionalism

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton The vast majority of the work conducted in Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Laboratory Department Blood Bank is routinely accomplished behind the scenes. It is rare for the staff to be in the spotlight, but they were twice during the last week of January 2015. The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) […]

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from Navy Medicine’s 2014 SAILOR OF THE YEAR: I was born in St. Charles, MO in 1981. I grew up in the St. Louis area and graduated high school in 2000 from Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, IL. After working in construction and holding jobs in local businesses, I enlisted in the Navy […]

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‘Unwavering Strength’ for a New Year, New You

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs One risked everything – including death – to escape to freedom. One faced multiple ordeals – including loss – overcoming each with strong faith. As Navy Medicine focuses on the theme of a ‘New Year and New You,’ there are two staff members at Naval Hospital […]

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OHSU Bremerton Change of Command held at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Captain Julie Zappone turned over leadership of Operational Health Support Unit Bremerton to Captain Matthew A. McQueen during a change of command ceremony on Dec. 12, 2014. For Zappone, a Spokane Wash. native, the ceremony marks the end of her three-year tenure as commanding officer of […]

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy corpsman Navy Medicine has taken me to eight different countries, three different combat zones, and two hospitals around the world. It has molded me into the man I am today. I am the older of two children to my parents and grew up a “Navy brat.” In my sophomore […]

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A few words from a Navy Medicine corpsman: I was born on the island of Manado, Indonesia and relocated to the U.S. with the family in 1998. I have always desired to serve and give back for the opportunity I was given to live in the U.S. I initially became interested in Navy Medicine because I’ve […]

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NHCP Pharmacists Receive Awards

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yasmine T. Muhammad Two pharmacy staff members from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton received awards for outstanding performance from the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Pharmacy Specialty Leader. Lt. Jose Pulido was selected as the Navy Junior Pharmacist of the Year for fiscal year 2014. Pulido serves as the outpatient […]

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NHCP Holds LARC Training for Providers

By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Yasmine T. Muhammad, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Representatives from the Women’s Health Office at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery presented lectures, power point presentations and hands-on training to providers from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP) and surrounding branch clinics for long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) training Oct. 28. […]

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Many Views with One Vision

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton’s (NHB) Radiology Department was acknowledged for the many contributions of radiology technicians during National Radiologic Technology Week which commenced this week. The week brought attention to the important role of medical imaging and radiation therapy that the 49 radiology staff professionals – five officers, […]

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I AM NAVY MEDICINE

A few words from a Navy Medicine dentist: After having grown up in the Bay Area city of San Leandro and attending Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, I majored in molecular and cell biology at University of California, Berkeley. I became interested in joining the military when my older sister, Maggie, graduated from University […]

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A Hoosier Mentors a Roomful of Doves

By Lisa Johnson, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs A pediatric dentist from the U.S Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery visited with a group of high school students on Sept. 9 during Baltimore Navy Week. The dentist, Rear Adm. Elaine C. Wagner, deputy chief, Wounded, Ill, and Injured, and graduate of […]

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Losing Andrew

By Jennifer Zingalie, Naval Hospital Guam Public Affairs Many times, people choose a career path in the medical field because they want to help others, but Hospital Corpsman Amanda Odegard, a Behavioral Health Technician, who works in Naval Hospital Guam’s Mental Health Department, never dreamed it would be her career that would help her during her […]

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Pacific Partnership Physical Therapists Assist Patients in Cambodian Physical Rehab Center

From Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Karolina A. Oseguera As part of a professional exchange with their Cambodian counterparts,U.S. Navy physical therapists provided services directly to patients at a local physical rehabilitation clinic as part of Pacific Partnership 2014, June 23. “Our goal here is to work with the staff and learn as much as we […]

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Pacific Partnership Leads Joint Medical Demonstration

From Pacific Partnership Public Affairs Medical staff from U.S Navy and Japan Maritime Self Forces (JMSDF) led a medical evacuation demonstration for the Vietnamese military as part of Pacific Partnership 2014, June 11. “Today we led a demonstration for the Vietnamese medics on how to safely do a medical evacuation of a patient from the […]

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Disaster Planners Team Up for the First Time during Pacific Partnership

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Stephen Oleksiak, Expeditionary Combat Camera Service members and community disaster planners from Indonesia and the United States conducted a medical evacuation drill aboard the Kupang Marine Base in support of Pacific Partnership (PP14) 2014, May 27. “In case of an emergency or civil unrest, we can move our forces […]

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Remembering Those Who Came Before at Naval Hospital Bremerton

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By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs From the Boxer Rebellion in China at the turn of the 20th century to the jungles of Vietnam in 1968, 22 Navy hospital corpsmen have been recipients of the Medal of Honor for their unrelenting perseverance, steadfast courage and unwavering devotion to duty in the face […]

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Saving Shipwrecked Personnel in World War II

U.S. Navy Corpsmen at the NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan carry a patient to the Hospital.

By Andre Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Historian After being established in 1942, the Navy Medical Research Institute (NMRI) set forth on an ambitious mission of saving the lives of military personnel through research and innovative thinking. Throughout World War II, NMRI’s staff of scientific troubleshooters pioneered aviation first aid kits, insect […]

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Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Continues Preparing Sailors, Officers for Fleet-Wide Duties

By Navy Medicine Operational Training Center Public Affairs  With the largest throughput of personnel trained annually under the Navy Medicine enterprise and an impact felt on, above and under the water, one Navy Medicine training facility ensures service members are trained and ready for combat wherever it occurs…the Navy Medicine Operational Training Center.  Located aboard […]

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Navy Nurse Corps 106th Birthday, A week-long remembrance at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The Navy Nurse Corps 106th Birthday is being recognized at Naval Hospital Bremerton with a slate of week-long events that culminates with a memorial run in remembrance for one of their own before their actual birth date of May 13. The schedule commenced in earnest on […]

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Navy Medicine Has 10 New U.S. Citizens

By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command PAO AUSTIN, Texas – The Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston (JBSA-FSH) gained 10 new U.S. citizens after the commanding officer and 10 hospital corps students participated in a naturalization ceremony in Austin on April 26. Capt. Joel Roos, […]

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My Darkest Hour

By Ensign Joshua Faulkner, Registered Nurse, Naval Hospital Pensacola April is Donor Awareness Month and the following is my account of how a donor forever changed my family. The minutes seemed like hours as my mind and body were finally succumbing to all that was happening. The reality that my son was closer to death than […]

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Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations drill at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton Victim Care Protocols were tested with a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) and Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations (SAFE) drill on April 10. It’s a drill that everyone who responds to hopes that they never have to do. Candice, the alleged victim, shivering […]

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Scrubbing In | Bioskills Simulation Training Center

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Bioskills Simulation Training Center at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show how Navy Medicine personnel use simulators […]

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Innovative Readiness Training Exercises Integral for Navy Medicine Reserve

By Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs  Standing up a functional medical clinic in an unfamiliar environment in a matter of hours could prove a daunting task. But for Navy Reservists and Air National Guardsmen working for a Department of Defense-sponsored initiative designed to prepare, train and ultimately provide care to medically underserved […]

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Sailor Meets Bone Marrow Recipient

By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mark P. Langford Navy Recruiting Command Public Affairs Eric Priest carefully removed the paper wrapping from a small box and wordlessly inspected the pewter clock inside and the words engraved on the surface: “Eric Priest, Thanks For Adding Time To My Life. Phil Jones July 4, 2012” Priest is […]

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Naval Hospital Pensacola Corpsman Awarded Silver Star

By Jason J. Bortz Naval Hospital Pensacola Public Affairs “I didn’t think, I just reacted,” said HM3 Zackery Penner, a corpsman with Naval Hospital Pensacola, when recalling the events of June 22 and 23, 2012, while serving with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in Afghanistan. For his actions on those two days, Penner was […]

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Navy Medicine Leadership Reaches Fleet through Social Media

Story by Lisa Johnson The director of the U.S. Navy Medical Service Corps (MSC) took time to share the latest information on the current and future state of the MSC with MSC professionals, other Sailors, Navy civilians and their families during a worldwide virtual ‘All Hands’ call March 12. Rear Adm. Terry Moulton and other […]

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Naval Hospital Bremerton promotes March National Nutrition Month

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Story and Photos by Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Nutrition Management team is out to educate, convince and remind everyone that the theme “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” for March as National Nutrition Month® 2014 is not just a temporary proposal.   It’s a permanent motto for staff members […]

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Corpsman with 9th Marine Regiment recognized for actions in Helmand province

By Cpl. Cody Haas, Regional Command Southwest PATROL BASE BOLDAK, Afghanistan-If a Marine is seriously injured during a patrol, having a skilled Navy corpsman on the scene can mean the difference between life and death. Seaman Jacob M. Schlauder, a corpsman with 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, was awarded the Navy […]

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Navy Medicine Highlights Commitment to Global Partnerships

Lt. Cmdr Dustin J Harrison, PhD, U. S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 Phnom Penh, Cambodia PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Navy Surgeon General completed a visit to Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 – Phnom Penh (NAMRU-2 PP), Cambodia, Feb. 26 -28. Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy Surgeon General and Chief, U.S. Navy […]

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Navy Surgeon General Addresses Top Priorities During Virtual Leadership Symposium

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine’s top leadership discussed the future of Navy Medicine and warfighter support during the 2014 Navy Surgeon General’s Virtual Leadership Symposium at the Defense Health Headquarters Feb. 18. Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, Rear Adm. Forrest Faison, deputy […]

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Get Ready for the 14th Annual Crews Into Shape Challenge

By Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs     The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) kicks-off its 14th annual Crews Into Shape challenge in conjunction with National Nutrition Month® and Navy Nutrition Month, Mar. 2. Crews Into Shape is a four-week challenge that uses a team approach to promote […]

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OIC NAMRU-3 Ghana Detachment visits Cairo

From NAMRU-3 Public Affairs Lt. Nehkonti Adams, the new Officer in Charge of the NAMRU-3 Ghana Detachment in Accra, visited the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3) in January.  She attended briefings on the major programs and visited the NAMRU-3 offices that work with the Ghana Detachment. This visit has been a great […]

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Branch Health Clinic Everett remembers with “Inaugural HM2 David R. Ray Top Doc Competition”

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Hospital corpsmen and other staff members of Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Everett kept the memory alive of their clinic namesake by holding the “1st Annual HM2 David R. Ray Top Doc Competition” on Feb. 13, 2014.  The legacy of Medal of Honor recipient Hospital Corpsman 2nd […]

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NMCSD’s Concierges Setting the Customer Service Standard

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By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Justin Galvin, Naval Medical Center San Diego Public Affairs Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) continues to represent the highest quality of customer satisfaction with the Dec. 20, 2013 installment of concierge services located at the Flag Circle entrance to the hospital. The concierge service team was initiated to […]

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Sailor’s Cautionary Tale About Coping with Hardships Through Alcohol Use

By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs The Keep What You’ve Earned campaign released its latest testimonial video Jan. 29 as part of a series featuring Sailor’s personal stories about how alcohol incidents impacted their careers, and the importance of drinking responsibly. The latest video features Personnel Specialist 2nd Class Kathryn Cummings from Naval Operational […]

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Making Resolves at Naval Hospital Bremerton’s New Year’s Resolution Health Fair

Story and photos by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Evans Coyle, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Perseverance instead of procrastination was the underlying theme for Naval Hospital Bremerton’s New Year’s Resolution Health Fair held on Jan 21. The event provided hospital staff members and beneficiaries ample options to visit and interact at informational booths, […]

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Naval Hospital Bremerton STEM Program hosts Medical Mentorship Day

Story and photo by Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs It was Medical Mentorship Day on Jan. 17 as Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program hosted 13 Bremerton High School students for their Medical Career Shadow Day. “Having a viable job shadow program in place, that is inclusive and not […]

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Counting Sheep…One…Two…Three

Story and Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James Stenberg   Everyone has had the occasional sleepless night, but regular sleep problems can interfere with daily life and can be signs of a serious health problem. Naval Hospital Pensacola’s Sleep Clinic is able to help find out if someone’s sleepless nights are being caused […]

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Health Promotion for Wounded Warriors

Story By Steven E. Heaston, PhD; Cindy Richards-Myles, MS; Gretchen H. Thompson, PhD Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Service members have sustained over 1700 major limb traumatic amputations and 267,611 cases of traumatic brain injury from 2000-2012. Advanced lifesaving medical treatment that has been available during the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan […]

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Navy Medicine Selects Sailor of the Year

Story and photo By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine announced its 2013 Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony at the Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Va., Jan. 14. After being selected out of four candidates by a panel of Navy Medicine senior leaders, Hospital […]

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On Pins and Needles: Navy Doctor Branches out with Deployment Medicine

  Story by Cpl. Paul Peterson, Regional Command Southwest Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan – Strange isn’t quite the right word for some of the treatments received by Marines and sailors who visit the combined aid station here. The tiny needles protruding from their ears, elbows and feet, a telltale sign of acupuncture, are […]

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NMRC Researcher Speaks at University of Notre Dame to Collaborate on Portable Nanosensor Diagnostics

Navy Medicine Research Center Public Affairs SILVER SPRING, Md. – Dr. Shuenn-Jue Wu, a senior scientist at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), attended a planning meeting at the University of Notre Dame for a National Science Foundation (NSF) proposal for an Engineering Research Center (ERC) for Portable     Nanosensor Diagnostics (PANDA). Contingent on NSF funding, the center will explore nanotechnologies as diagnostic […]

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METC Medical Laboratory Technician Program: Fast-paced Course in High-demand Career Field

Story by Lori Newman, Joint Base San Antonio             SAN ANTONIO – About 70 percent of the decisions made in a hospital are based on laboratory data, explained Lt. Cmdr. Trent Freeman, director of the Army and Navy Medical Laboratory Technician Program at the Medical Education and Training Campus. “That’s […]

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Navy Nurse Earns Highest Possible Award

By L.A. Shively Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Deborah “Lynn” Redman’s deployment to Afghanistan landed her in prison. Not as an inmate – but as a reserve Navy nurse. On her arrival in the war-ravaged country, she realized a strong desire to help Afghan women and children through outreach missions, […]

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Naval Hospital Bremerton to Enhance Patient-Centered Care

By Douglas H Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs The legacy of Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) has been to provide patient-centered care, concern and compassion since 1897. That tradition will continue as the command reshapes and re-aligns resources to better serve the beneficiary population. NHB will focus on offering timely outpatient services with increased inpatient […]

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Public Health Center Hosts World AIDS Day Webinar

Story by Hugh Cox, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) hosted a webinar in support of World AIDS Day, Dec. 02, for Navy health professionals that addressed HIV prevention in the Department of the Navy (DON). The webinar was presented […]

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The Day the Navy Hospital Fell

Story by Andre B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 Nearly 20 years after an era of self-imposed se­clusion was broken by an American trade treaty, the Japanese ports in Tokyo Bay had blossomed into thriving marketplaces of foreign trade. Prin­cipal among them was Yokohama. By 1872, […]

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The Importance of Sleep in Protecting Mental Health and Operational Readiness

  By Capt. Paul D. Rockswold, M.D., M.P.H., Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Did you know that a good night’s rest is fundamental to protecting the mental and physical health of our Sailors and Marines? Although often viewed as a luxury, studies show that sleep plays an important role in preventing many chronic […]

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GW Medical Team goes Ashore to Support Operation Damayan

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Beverly Lesonik Sailors assigned to the medical department aboard the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) treated wounded Philippine citizens and conducted a health care needs assessment in the Guiuan area during Operation Damayan, Nov. 17. Lt. Lauren Moses, George Washington’s physician assistant, from Port Townsend, […]

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Scrubbing In: Wounded Warrior Care

Scrubbing In, brought to you by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, takes you around Navy Medicine to show who we are and what we do. In this episode, Paul Ross travels to the Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care (C5) facility at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) to show the types […]

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A Look Back: Angels of the Airfield

  By André B. Sobocinski | U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Historian When the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) R4D broke through the clouds of volcanic dust and smoke to land on Iwo Jima on March, 6 1945, it carried more than whole blood and medical supplies for the wounded. On board this […]

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Courage and Combat Care: Bronze Star with Combat V presented to Naval Hospital Bremerton Hospital Corpsman

By Douglas H. Stutz | Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Running 300 meters, just under the length of a flight deck, is one thing. Legging that distance out across improvised explosive device (IED) laden ground as a target for small arms fire to save the life of a severely wounded soldier is quite another. That’s exactly […]

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NAMRU-6 Studies Fever to Predict Pandemics in Developing Countries

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By NAMRU-6 Public Affairs LIMA, Peru – Navy Medicine researchers recently published a study reporting for the first time how fever affects mobility during an outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen like dengue. The study was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 6 (NAMRU-6), […]

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Eric Green

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By Lt. Eric Green, environmental health officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola Like so many others, my initial intention as a young man was to join the military to earn money for college and gain work experience. I grew up in a small town in north-central Pennsylvania called Galeton and followed the footsteps of my father by […]

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Supporting the “The Right Stuff”: Looking Back at the Navy Medical Department and the Mercury Space Program Part IV

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By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Part IV: Bioastronautics and Medical Recovery It was a strange and exciting sensation. And yet it was so mild and easy—much like the rides we had experienced in our trainers—that it somehow seemed very familiar. I felt as if I had experienced the […]

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Pacific Partnership: Global Heath Engagement in Action

DA NANG, Vietnam (July 28, 2016) Hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits anchored off the coast of Da Nang, during its third mission stop of Pacific Partnership 2016. Mercy is joined in Da Nang by JS Shimokita (LST-4002) and Vietnam People's Navy ship Khánh Hóa for Pacific Partnership. Partner nations are working side-by-side with local organizations to conduct cooperative health engagements, community relation events and subject matter expert exchanges to better prepare for natural disaster or crisis. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Elizabeth Merriam/Released)

Pacific Partnership 2016 is in full swing. The following photos give you an insider’s view of how the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) team provides hands-on medical and surgical care, and participates in cooperative health engagements with the goal of developing enhanced health care capacity, capability and resiliency for everyone involved. Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops […]

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 1

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By Andre B. Sobocinski, historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Over the course of the U.S. Navy’s history the mosquito has been a constant threat whose enduring swath of destruction far extends that of the Barbary Pirates, the Imperial Japanese fleet or even German U-boats. From the Navy’s first conflict – in the so-called Quasi-War with […]

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