Purple Hearts and Valor

By Capt. Bruce Meneley, commanding officer, NATO Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Every day essentially the same scene plays out here.  The hospital Tactical Operations Center (TOC) is notified of inbound casualties and pages the trauma and operating room teams.  Staff member’s pagers notify them as they are around the hospital, in their barracks […]

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“Gaming” the System: Study Looks at Standards for Small-Arms Waivers for Patients on Antidepressants

By Naval Center Combat & Operational Stress Control Public Affairs Can a video game influence Navy policy? Cmdr. Rob McLay and Lt. Cmdr Heather Kurera, psychiatrists at Naval Medical Center San Diego, think so. With the help of researcher Massoud Nikkhoy of the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress Control, the study seeks to […]

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U.S. Naval Medical Research Center Developing Promising Vaccine for Travelers’ Diarrhea

Capt. Stephen Savarino, Naval Medical Research Center, Head, Enteric Diseases Department Diarrhea is the most often reported illness among troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly two-thirds of whom reported at least one episode during deployment, half of those requiring medical care. The number one cause is enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC which is found most […]

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Seeing Parris Island for the First Time

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jeremy Jones, Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Parris Island, S.C. The moment a recruit steps off the bus at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, S.C., the first thing they see is a U.S. Marine Corps drill instructor “welcoming” them to the island as they begin their transformation from civilian […]

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Reflections of Veterans Day

By Paul Ross, Managing Editor, Navy Medicine Magazine, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I joined the military in 2004 as a way to pay for college and because it seemed like a better option than roofing houses and waiting tables. There wasn’t much patriotism behind my decision. Both my grandfather’s had served, one […]

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