Honoring the Legacy of Navy Nurses Worldwide

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By Rear Adm. Rebecca McCormick-Boyle, commander, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command and director, U.S. Navy Nurse Corps Editors note: The following was originally posted on  Naval History & Heritage’s Naval History Blog. January 6 commemorates the 72nd anniversary of one of the most tragic, yet heroic and triumphant moments in Navy Nurse Corps history. On […]

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A Message from the Navy Surgeon General: Readiness, Value and Jointness in 2015

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By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan Happy New Year, Shipmates! Let me start by acknowledging your tremendous professionalism and dedication. We are fortunate to have our country’s finest health care professionals serving in Navy Medicine. Your service, marked by an ethos of readiness, agility and commitment, has a significant impact on our Navy and Marine […]

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Adaptive Treatment for Wounded, Ill, and Injured Sailors and Marines


By Ms. Helen Metzger, Health and Wellness Department Head at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), and the Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department at Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) I became a true believer in wellness after joining the Health and Wellness Department at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) and […]

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Intrepid Dynamic Exoskeletal Orthosis


By Brian Zalewski and Richard Miltenberger, Naval Medical Center San Diego Comprehensive Combat and Complex Casualty Care  CLANK! CLANK! CLANK! Rivets are secured in place by hammering. A constant buzz from the vacuum pump hangs in the air as background noise, accompanied by the distinctive smell of resin and glue.  We are known around Naval Medical […]

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Navy Medicine’s Ebola Response

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By Cmdr. (Dr.) Eric Deussing, director, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health Emergency Officer, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The ongoing and unprecedented Ebola outbreak has sadly affected  and has challenged public health and health care systems across the globe. Navy Medicine has extensive experience preparing for and responding to past infectious disease threats, such as pandemic H1N1 […]

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