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Newsletter for Navy and Marine Corps Medicine

By Valerie A. Kremer, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs Navy Medicine is proud to present the September 2013 issue of the Navy and Marine Corps Medical News newsletter. This edition of MEDNEWS features various articles and photos highlighting the great work being done across the Navy Medicine enterprise from research and development around the world to medical …

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Message from Secretary Hagel on Suicide Prevention Month

By Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Department of Defense   The Department of Defense has no more important responsibility than supporting and protecting those who defend our country and that means we must do everything possible to prevent military suicide. As we observe Suicide Prevention Month, the entire DoD community – service members, civilians, members of our families and leaders at …

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Navy Medicine Chaplain Offers Compassion for Suicide Prevention

By Capt. Roosevelt Brown, chaplain, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I remember my first experience of interacting with someone who was suicidal. Even though I was with my pastor, it was a scary occurrence.  I was 23 years old and I was learning to be a chaplain.  He had been called by this young man who said that …

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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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