Navy Medicine Features

I am Navy Medicine: Dr. Chase M. Watters

By Dr. Chase M. Watters, microbiologist, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio   Editors note: Dr. Chase M. Watters is currently a post-doctoral fellow microbiologist in the Maxillofacial Injury and Disease Department at Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA)  There are a bevy of influences that have nothing to do with my decision to join Navy Medicine Active Duty. It wasn’t my nautical themed …

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Meet the Scientists: Dr. Philip Vernon

Editor’s note: Article was originally posted Dec. 15, 2014 in DOD Live, official blog of Department of Defense. Meet the Scientists is an Armed with Science segment highlighting the men and women working in the government realms of science, technology, research and development.  The greatest minds working on the greatest developments of our time.  If you have someone you’d like …

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I Am Navy Medicine

Dr. Uriel Lucky, M.D., Naval Hospital Pensacola In 2005, after 25 years in primary practice in a rural town in Alabama, I decided it was time to change gears and become an employee of the U.S. government. The rewards and the personal accomplishments of being in a small partnership family practice had been tremendous and the blessings innumerable, but the …

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The President’s Vital Signs: A Look Back at FDR’s Heart Health

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian Heavy smoker with high blood pressure…a devotee of fried foods…under chronic stress…occasional chest pains.    These factors would raise red flags for any physician, especially the one overseeing the health of the President of the United States. In a country where the president’s health is often seen as a reflection of the country’s well-being—it …

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Navy Hospital Corpsmen: Ready To Respond, Anytime, Anywhere

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss Editors Note: Originally posted Feb. 18 – Navy Live, the official blog of the United States Navy The history of the Hospital Corps is well documented by heroes like the corpsmen who fought at Iwo Jima, as well as the many Navy ships and buildings that bear their name. Four hospital corpsmen received the Medal of …

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