Military Medicine

The Science behind Finding the Balance between Combat Load, Survivability, Health, and Performance

From Naval Health Research Center Public Affairs How fast can you run 50 yards? Now, add an 80 pound backpack. Can you run the same distance as fast as you did without the heavy load? If you’re a warfighter, running across open ground in battle, adding just one second to your time can be the difference between life and death. …

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Meet the Navy’s Enlisted to Medical Degree Program Inaugural Class

Editor’s Note: 2016 is the first year the Navy will participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program (EMDP2) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. EMDP2 is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework that will make them competitive medical school applicants. The …

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Lucky Lindy” Lands at the Navy Tissue Bank

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED)  Only in the sky is there hope. Only in that which man has never touched and which God forbid that he ever will. ~Charles Lindbergh When Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris in May 1927 he became the first person to fly solo across the …

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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A Culture of Safety and Quality

As a system of health, and as individuals in that system, we rightfully take great pride in our combat medicine performance over the last twelve years of war. There are a number of characteristics evident in that performance that are hallmarks of a learning system focused on continuous improvement: a demand for data – paired with an openness to reporting, …

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