A Medical Device for the Ages: Historical Notes on Admiral Stokes’ Stretcher

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By André B. Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “In taking up the subject of the transport of disabled persons one is amazed at the enormous energy that has been expended in that direction, and is disappointed at the crudeness of the devices that have been evolved.” ~Rear Adm. Charles Francis Stokes […]

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Focus On Vision Safety

Flight operations aboard USS John C. Stennis

By Vision Center of Excellence In this advanced technological age, we remain unable to replicate the gift of sight. Vision is a critical resource for everyone; and, yet, for many DoD personnel that resource has been lost or diminished because of an injury. In addition to combat-related eye injuries, injuries may also occur during military training […]

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Naval Hospital Guam: Controlling Diabetes, Reducing Healthcare Costs Pt. 2

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The diabetes clinic is available to patients through family medicine and internal medicine. The clinics have been successful helping patients reduce blood glucose levels, A1C in type II diabetes patients. Because NH Guam is a high reliability organization, it was important that staff measure quality by tracking patient outcomes. Tracking a patient it lets the hospital’s […]

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 2

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By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Combat wounded and second year competitor retired Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class (FMF) Nate Hamilton grew up in Jamestown, Virginia and joined the Navy in 2007. After completing Field Medical Service School he served as a fleet marine force corpsman with the Marines. On […]

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Take Steps to Protect Yourself From the Sun

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By Lt. Cmdr. Richard Langton, division officer, Occupational Health Medicine Division, Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center  Did you know men are twice as likely to die from melanoma, a form of skin cancer, as women?  Men are also much more likely than women to develop the other more common types of skin cancer—squamous cell […]

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