Navy Medicine

A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Celebrating 147 years of the Medical Corps

It is my privilege and honor to congratulate our Navy Medical Corps on behalf of our entire Navy Medicine family, as they celebrate 147 years of service to our Nation, our Navy and Marine Corps team, and their families. Since our Nation’s founding, and well before the formal establishment of the Navy Medical Corps on March 3, 1871, Navy physicians …

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A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s West Coast Research Lab, Naval Health Research Center

In June, 1959, the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) established the Navy Medical Neuropsychiatric Research Unit. In September 1974, the unit’s name changed to the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC). Today, NHRC’s mission is to optimize operational readiness and warfighter health by informing DoD policy through research. Located aboard Naval Base Point Loma, NHRC is the Department …

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Future challenges and developing solutions in battlefield medical care

By CAPT David Whittaker, USN, MC U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Editor’s note: More than 300 military and civilian professionals met Feb. 14-15 at Marine Corps Base Quantico for the 21st Century Battlefield Medical Care Symposium, which explored past battlefield medical experiences and promising new ideas and technology to improve the treatment and movement of casualties in future …

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Basic Life Support skills to keep the heart pumping

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Last February at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB) – under the expert tutelage of Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dominique Chesley – I successfully completed the American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) (CPR and AED Program).     As an accredited Military Treatment Facility with qualified personnel, NHB is an American Heart …

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Five Navy Medicine Moments in January 2018 [Photos]

Every day, more than 63,000 Navy Medicine personnel are operating forward around the world, providing agile and rapid health care support to the Navy and Marine Corps. Saving lives wherever our forces operate is what we do, be it above the sea, on the sea, below the sea or on the battlefield. The following photos depict important events and our medical professionals at work …

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