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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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Proud Tradition of Dental Corps


Story by Capt. Jonathan Stahl, DDS, Ph.D, Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) On August 22nd the Navy Dental Corps will celebrate its 102nd anniversary. Today’s Dental Corps has a proud heritage and a commitment to providing high quality and compassionate patient care while maintaining an optimal state of operational dental readiness. Presently, […]

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Medical Officer Recalls Gulf of Tonkin Incident


On August 2, 1964, USS Maddox (DD-731) was on a routine patrol in the Gulf of Tonkin (international waters) when three North Vietnamese torpedo boats commenced a high speed torpedo run on her.  The incident would lead to the so-called “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” giving the president the power “to take all necessary measures to […]

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Building Resilience through Adaptive Athletics

Warrior Games 2013

By Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D., ABPP, MSC, director, NCCOSC What does resilience have to do with wheelchair basketball? A lot actually, because one way you can build, strengthen and maintain your spirit is though physical activity, especially a team activity. Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about resilience and why it’s important. Being able to adapt […]

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Hello Anna: A Letter to my Former Self

Southern Partnership Station 2014, SPS-14

By Lt. Cmdr. Anna Choe, MC (UMO/DMO) Dear Anna, You are not going to believe this, so I hope you are sitting down. It’s me, actually you, in 2014. You know how sometimes we want to know how things will turn out.  Well, at least in this moment, I can predict your short-term future. Short version/Highlights: […]

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