Tag Archives: Navy Medicine

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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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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Navy Medicine’s Combat & Operational Stress Center Enters 4th Year

By Navy Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D, ABPP, MSC, Director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Building, preserving and—as necessary—restoring the psychological health of our Sailors and Marines are some of the greatest challenges the Navy faces in the wake of more than a decade of war, multiple deployments and increasingly stressful workloads. At the Naval Center for …

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Task Force Razorback Provides Health Care in Rural Arkansas

By Cmdr. Lisa Gittleman, Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component (NMSC-RC) In addition to being a family nurse practitioner in the Naval Reserve, I am the assistant operations officer and innovative readiness training (IRT) planner for Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component. This has been a unique and challenging role for me, as I have worked with joint service teams to complete …

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