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The Bizarre Loophole in the Navy’s No-Pregnancy Policy


By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Disclaimer. The names of nurses in this story have been changed to protect their identities.   October 12, 1962 – Hours into his first day as commanding officer of Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island, Capt. Edward Hogan learned he had a personnel problem, one for the ages.(2)  Nothing, other than […]

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Quick Dermatology Tips


By Lt. Cmdr. Josephine Nguyen, MD, FAAD Department Head of Dermatology, Naval Hospital Bremerton From far reaches of the sea to extreme locales ashore, Sailors and Marines are constantly exposed to the elements on their wide-ranging jobs. From the sun and wind to salt-spray and sand, such conditions impact everyone and can cause unknown damage […]

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Pre-Service Trauma: A Case Study


Lt. Ashley Clark, OSCAR Psychologist, 1st Marine Division Editors Note: Clark is currently serving as the first female OSCAR psychologist. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages in embedded psychology is the flexibility for creative treatment planning. Recently, a Marine PFC was referred to me by his battalion surgeon after he was observed shaking, crying, and likely […]

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The Sculptor’s Compass

Official U.S. Navy photo released by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Marianas Public Affairs Officer, LT. D. Evans.

By Lt. Darshan S. Thota, emergency department, Naval Medical Center San Diego  As a new resident in Naval Medical Center San Diego’s emergency department (ED), I’m starting to learn that serious and life-threatening conditions require rapid identification and intervention. Response time is often stretched out due to additional services, existing policies, overcrowding and cost of […]

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Eating Healthy isn’t just for Women

By Susan Yake, clinical dietitian, Naval Hospital Bremerton  Women’s Health Month provides a great opportunity to remind everyone, not just one gender, on Healthy Eating and Nutrition. What we eat are the building blocks of our body.  We would not think of using inferior products to construct our home.  Our body is where we live […]

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