Let’s Continue to Advocate for Mammography and Breast Self Exams

By Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, Breast Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla., Breast Care Center When a woman hears the words “breast cancer” her world narrows dramatically. Though not the leading cause of death in women, it is one that can dramatically affect her quality of life through her relationships with family and community. Treatments include removing […]

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EMF Kuwait Commanding Officer Gives Command to Weigh Anchor

From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs The Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait Anchor was transferred to Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group (NELSG) Kuwait, Oct. 25. The anchor will be displayed at the NELSG command headquarters. Capt. Dick Turner, commanding officer, EMF Kuwait, gave the command to “weigh anchor” after the 325th […]

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The Recruit Battalion Aid Station: Ready for Whatever Comes Our Way

By Hospitalman Marshal F. Reis, 2nd Battalion Aid Station, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. I arrive at the 2nd Battalion Aid Station (BAS), Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD)Parris Island, S.C., at 6:15 a.m. every morning, Monday through Friday, to begin my day. Injured and ill recruits from the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion start […]

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NH Jacksonville Designated a Baby Friendly Medical Center

By Capt. Lynn Welling, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville On Oct. 13, together with a representative for Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and the chair of the Northeast Florida Breastfeeding Collaborative, we announced Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. was designated as a “Baby Friendly” hospital by Baby Friendly USA, a global initiative sponsored by the World Health […]

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lt. Cmdr. Baldwin is participating in a month long rotation in Western Kenya as part of his Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Hello again! I’ve been in Kenya for a couple of weeks now and wanted to provide […]

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