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Navy SeaPerch Challenge Showcased in Los Angeles

 By Lt. Eric Banker, perioperative nurse and command diversity officer, Naval Medical Center San Diego I was very excited to participate in the “2013 SeaPerch Challenge” at the USS Iowa (BB-61), retired naval vessel and now a museum, in San Pedro, Calif. I was lucky enough to help comprise a group of 20 hospital corpsmen and medical Naval Officers from …

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Navy Medicine Units Reflect on Receiving Awards

By Chief Hospital Corpsman Carlos Romero, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Cmdr. Sean Barbabella, department head, Emergency Medicine Department, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune/ 2D Marine Division (Forward) surgeon, Afghanistan; interview by Joshua Wick, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Editor’s note: Several Navy Medicine personnel, medical treatment facilities (MTFs), units and programs were recognized this year by the …

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Infant Immunization Week: Protecting Infants from Preventable Diseases

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, M.D., director for Public Health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville To mark National Infant Immunization Week (April 21-28), I’d like to call attention to the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventative diseases.  To address the myths and misinformation about vaccine safety that often confuse parents, know that the United States currently has the safest, most effective vaccine supply …

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Families OverComing Under Stress Supports the Military Family

By Allison Paul, FOCUS (Families OverComing Stress) Family member It was January 2011 when we found ourselves among our squadron’s families, a somber group awaiting the evening’s deluge of information:  the pre-deployment brief.  My husband was embarking on his third deployment, but this was a first time experience for our daughters (ages 3 and 5). One of our goals was to find …

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NAMRU-6: Staying Ahead of Emerging Infections

By Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kasper, head, Ecology Unit, Emerging Infections Department, Naval Medical Research Unit 6, Peru *Editor’s note: This is number five in a series of six blogs from NAMRU-6 How do we ensure our readiness against the threats of tomorrow?  Medical researchers must continuously study the emergence of new diseases to keep pace with the evolution of pathogens that …

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