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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer

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By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dustin Zimmer A few words from a hospital corpsman, reared as a Navy brat and a combat veteran with a Purple Heart. 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. […]

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Insider’s Perspective: Navy Mobile Lab in Bong County, Liberia

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By Lt. James Regeimbal Jr., microbiologist, first mobile laboratory team in Liberia Stepping off the helicopter onto a dusty field in Bong County, the contrast with Monrovia could not be starker.  Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia, located in Montserrado County, is a city of concrete and glass; with all the sounds and smells of […]

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Capt. Phillips and the Fight against Cholera

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By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Cholera is a killing disease. It strikes quickly, and if you don’t get treatment quickly you die…Cholera is an intestinal disease. It quickly attacks the body’s organisms and causes acute uncontrollable diarrhea and great loss of body fluids…Cholera is also a highly contagious.   ~Voice […]

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Improving Treatment and Prevention of Travelers’ Diarrhea Among Deployed Personnel

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Story courtesy of Naval Medical Research Center Public Affairs Recently Cmdr. Ramiro Gutierrez, from the Naval Medical Research Center’s (NMRC) Enteric Diseases Department (EDD) spent two weeks in Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, as a site investigator supporting field trials aimed at improving the treatment and prevention of travelers’ diarrhea (TD) among deployed personnel. “Joint Task […]

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My name is Erick Brendon: I am Navy Medicine

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By Erick Brendon I’m from Simi Valley, California. I graduated from Simi High School in 1994, and  joined the Navy shortly after. After boot camp I went to Hospital Corps School, interested in becoming an x-ray technician. I wanted to apply for  “C” school, but was convinced by my enlisted leaders to see all of medicine before […]

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