U.S. Marine Corps

Adaptive Treatment for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and Marines

By Helen Metzger, Health and Wellness Department Head at Naval Medical Center San Diego, and Health Promotion and Wellness Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center I became a true believer in wellness after joining the Health and Wellness Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and am now committed to increasing awareness of how to maximize …

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Honor Flight: WWII and Korean War Vets visit Capitol

By Lt. Norman Jacinto, Expeditionary Medical Facility Bethesda, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Recently Navy Reservists from Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Bethesda, Detachment S, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center were “all hands on deck” welcoming to the National Capital Area, an Honor Flight of more than 200 World War II and the Korean War veterans from 127 hubs in 41 states. Much …

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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 careful study of the “Parent …

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Invictus Games 2014: A Medical Perspective

By Cmdr. John Biery, senior medical advisor, Navy Wounded Warrior – Safe Harbor I had the incredible honor of supporting the wounded warrior athletes participating in the Invictus Games in London this past September.  It was the first-ever international adaptive athletics competition for wounded, ill or injured service members from 13 countries – from Afghanistan, to Germany, to New Zealand. …

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 Expressions of Gratitude Go a Long Way

 By Lt. Jay Morrison, Naval Hospital Guam As we move through suicide prevention month, we’re reminded of the important warning signs to watch for in our shipmates, and to spot signs of trouble: increased substance use, withdrawal, recklessness, changes in mood or personality, and especially expressions of hopelessness or wishes to die. We’ve heightened our sensitivity to shipmates who feel alienated, …

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