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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Rickettsial Research – Fighting the Bites of Fleas, Lice, Mites and Ticks

By Roxanne Charles, Naval Medical Research Center, Office of Legal and Technology Services There is a need for rapid, sensitive “real-time” identification and diagnostic tools to detect rickettsial infection and a need for FDA-approved vaccines to protect our warfighters and civilian populations.  Epidemic typhus, scrub typhus, spotted fevers and ehrlichioses had a debilitating impact on […]

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Navy Medicine’s Medical Home Port Program

By Lt. Dwight Hampton, Medical Home Port Program Management Office The Medical Home Port (MHP) Program Management Office has visited 17 out of Navy Medicine’s 28 medical treatment facilities (MTF) and many of their branch medical clinics providing training and assistance with their implementation of the Medical Home Port. Our current schedule will allow us […]

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Navy Hosts LiveStream Chat with Navy Doctor and Humanitarian Andy Baldwin Today, 2 p.m. EST

Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., speaks with a 97-year old man in the village of Ziwa during an outreach mission in Kenya.

By U.S.  Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs U.S. Navy and Navy Medicine will be hosting a LiveStream chat with Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, a doctor and former star of ABC’s “The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman,” Monday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. EST. Baldwin recently returned to the United States after serving […]

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Never a Dull Moment in the Acute Care Area

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By Hospitalman Gregory Horsting,  Branch Health Clinic,  Parris Island,  S.C. Working in the Acute Care Area (ACA) at Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Parris Island, S.C., which supports recruit training for the U.S. Marine Corps, is a rewarding yet challenging job for me. Marine Corps boot camp is 13 weeks of physically grueling training. Every morning, […]

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