Surgeon General’s Medical Corps Birthday Message

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By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery On behalf of Navy Medicine and a grateful nation, I extend my sincere thanks and appreciation to the Navy Medical Corps as they celebrate 142 years of faithful and dedicated service on March 3rd. Since 1871, when the 41st Congress enacted …

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A Look Back: Navy Medicine in 1913

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By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Much has changed over the past 100 years in not only the United States, but in Navy Medicine as well.  Here’s a look back 100 years ago.  In 1913, the U.S. population had reached 97,225,000 and stretched across 48 states with the additions of Arizona and New Mexico into the Union. …

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Navy Surgeon General Video Message: Navy Medicine Priorities

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By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Folks, I have talked a lot about priorities over the last several months and have shared with you what I believe is a course charted for the success of Navy Medicine in the future.  As we move into the New Year, my goal …

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Tele-pain Training Helps Providers Serve Patients Suffering from Chronic Pain

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By Karen Muchowski, MD, FAAFP – Family Medicine Residency, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton & Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences As a Family Practitioner at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), I divide my time between patient care and being a faculty member for the Family Medicine Residency program.  Here at the NHCP Family Medicine and Internal Medicine …

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Supporting the Fleet and Marine Forces


From Navy Live Blog  Hospital Corpsmen give fellow servicemembers routine, preventive and emergency health care. They help care for their families back home. They take part in relief missions, providing aid for hurricane or earthquake victims. Whether they are working in a hospital or on a ship, at a clinic or in the field, Hospital Corpsmen are always ready to …

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