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The Surgeon General of the U.S. Navy: A Statistical and Biographical Retrospective, Part III

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Navy surgeons general have been a well-published lot over the years. Their literary output includes textbooks, articles, clinical studies, histories, memoirs, travelogues and even one epic poem. Surgeon William P.C. Barton was one of most published BUMED chiefs since 1842.  Over the course of his career, Barton authored …

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How to achieve happiness this year

By Lt. Glorive Cabino, behavior health consultant, Naval Branch Health Clinic Naval Air Technical Training Center, Naval Hospital Pensacola Instead of just having a typical New Year’s resolution to lose a few pounds, why not try and achieve happiness, joy and good emotional health in 2016? The good news is that you don’t have to work alone to achieve these …

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Navy Medicine: 2015 Year in Review

Throughout the year, Navy Medicine maintained its ability and capability to deploy whenever, wherever, to meet the needs of our Navy and Marine Corps. We deployed with the Navy’s two hospital ships to build trust and cooperation with partner nations. Navy Medicine ambassadors made an impact across the United States, engaging with citizens of local communities. Throughout the year, we …

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Hospital Corpsman #ThankfulFor Small Acts of Kindness

Editor’s note: On November 26, Good Morning America featured Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (HM2) Shannon Thompson as part of its “Thankful Happens Here” series celebrating military heroes, their families and community members who made a lasting impact. Here is HM2 Thompson’s story.   I was raised to be nice to everyone. As my parents always said, “kill ‘em with kindness.”  I …

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A Thank You Letter to My Family

I want to take this time to thank you for everything you do. You have been there for me no matter what. Through all the holidays when I was deployed, you have always been there.             For the last 17 years, you have supported me through numerous deployments. Each time I get underway, I do so knowing you are there, …

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