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U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – No. 3 Celebrates 65 Years

By Capt. Richard L. Haberberger, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md. We will be celebrating U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3’s (NAMRU-3) 65th anniversary Oct. 20 in Cairo, Egypt with a host of guest speakers from Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), the Egyptian Ministry of Health, and the World Health Organization.  NAMRU-3 is the oldest …

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The Heart of a Hospital Corpsman: New BUMED FORCE Makes Initial Remarks

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Boss is the 13th Force Master Chief of BUMED. He relieved Force Master Chief Laura Martinez, who served in the position since 2007, on Oct. 5, 2011. First I’d like to thank you Force Master Chief Laura Martinez for your inspirational leadership and your heartfelt commitment …

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One Shot (or Sniff) and You’re Ready For Flu Season

By Capt. Cappy Surette, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs The Navy Medical Command Headquarters got the opportunity to star in a recent “All Hands” video to highlight the overall Navy efforts to ensure our naval personnel get immunized against the flu.  It was a lot of fun and the video crew from the Defense Media Activity …

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NMC San Diego Leader in Breast Health

By Terry L. Lehmann, Academic Coordinator, Breast Health, Naval Medical Center San Diego From pink ribbons on collars and lab coats, to grocery bags and even NFL team apparel. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an international health campaign organized to increase awareness of the disease and research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Supporters hope greater knowledge …

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 1 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif.  Jambo! This is the jovial Swahili word for hello that I have already said and heard so often here in Kenya at the Chepaiywa Health Center in the Rift Valley Province. I am participating in a month long rotation here in Western Kenya as part of my …

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