Suicide Prevention via Self-Care


By Lt. Christopher Ragsdale, BUMED, Wounded, Ill and Injured The dedication and commitment our Marines and Sailors offer one another is amazing, but what happens when someone has dumped every bit of energy, emotionally and/or physically, into their job? Some call that dedication. If they have given every last drop of energy into their job […]

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I Will Never Forget

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By Cmdr. H. A. Tetteh, MD, MBA, FACS, FACHE, BUMED Physician Health Policy Adviser Where were you? On September 11, 2001, President George Bush admonished, “None of us will ever forget this day.” On that clear morning in New York City I watched in real time, from the roof of Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, […]

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Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

Marine Detachment in Cairo with Senator John McCain (R-AZ). (Photo courtesy of Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy)

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all […]

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Get Healthy Like A Man: Overcoming Obstacles

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Mark Fayloga, Marine Corps social media chief, helps Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery deputy public affairs officer, navigate an obstacle at Fort Meade, Md. during Ross' "Get Healthy Like A Man" campaign. (Photo by Marine Corps Cpl. Daniel Wetzel)

(Editor’s note: Throughout the month of June, Navy Medicine is celebrating Men’s Health Month by urging our male Sailors, Marines, civilians and family members to “Get Healthy Like a Man.” Paul Ross, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery deputy public affairs officer, will be blogging about living healthy during the month.) By Paul Ross, […]

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Navy Surgeon General Honors Hospital Corps’ 115th Birthday

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By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery  On behalf of Navy Medicine, I extend my sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the men and women of the Hospital Corps, as you celebrate 115 years of service. Since the Hospital Corps’ founding on June 17, […]

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