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The Generational Shift in Navy Medicine – Thriving in the 21st Century

By Cmdr. Scott A. Olivolo, Navy Medicine Support Command Credentialing Director, MSC, USN(RC)   As health care leaders, the need to recognize and adapt our mindset to the generational changes in our global workforce is greater than ever. Arguably, at no other point in history have the differences between how each generation approaches work, personal life, and service to the …

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Dangers of Synthetic Drugs: “Not in My Navy”

  By Vice Admiral Adam M. Robinson, Jr. Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery As we enjoy the remainder of this summer season with our friends and family, I’d like to draw attention to a serious health issue affecting our Sailors, Marines, and their families. I’m talking about the dangerous health …

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Transforming a Navy Hospital to be Ready for Hurricane Irene

By Capt. Dan Zinder, Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune To weather the storm of Hurricane Irene, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune transformed our facility from a medium-sized community hospital into a hospital, hotel, kid park, and kennel. We knew staff would not be able to concentrate on work if they were worried about their families so we invited them to …

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Hurricane Irene: The Storm is Coming—Are You Ready?

By Cmdr. Jason Spencer, Director for Administration, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Hurricane Isabel, the eighth hurricane of the 2003 season, made landfall along the coast of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane on the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2003, passing through the Washington Metropolitan Area during the evening and the following day. Results for the area …

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I’ll See You at the Clinic this Flu Season

By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW/FMF) Scott Thrasher, Hospital Corps Planner, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgey (BUMED) As the flu season rapidly approaches, I wanted to take a moment and remind all Sailors, Marines, and family members of their responsibility to receive the annual vaccination that will soon be available.  As a preventive medicine technician, well schooled in …

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