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By Anthony Carotenuto    Ever wonder how we provide public health protection for our Department of Defense (DoD) personnel when conducting an exercise or meeting outside the United States at a location where we have no permanent installations? According to DoD regulations, the Secretaries of the Military must provide  public health protection for deployed forces […]

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HELP System Offers Tele-Consultations


By Cmdr. Andrew H. Lin, MD, medical director, Health Experts onLine at Portsmouth Long distance medicine. Telemedicine. It’s been around a while and now we’re going to be using it with the fleet so their medical personnel can “consult” with a specialist. Particularly while they are at sea. Navy Medicine East and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth […]

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps Birthday Message


By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The Dental Corps was established 102 years ago. On August 22, the Dental Corps will celebrate a birthday, and I want to take a moment to recognize the men and women who make up their corps. […]

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Undermanned but not Overwhelmed, Corpsman Overcomes


Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor took part in Joint Field Exercise (JFE) with the Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate Program and 196th Regiment at the historical U.S. Army outpost of Fort Meade, South Dakota. Huidor was assigned to one of the four, 4-member corpsmen teams […]

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Robin Williams and 47 Shipmates, Suicide takes a toll


By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Navy Medicine is recognizing September as Suicide Prevention Month, but the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has brought the devastating act to the forefront of our emotions. When Williams was pronounced dead by suicide, the loss of such an enormous talent and ardent supporter […]

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