Force health and safety

Is Antibacterial Soap and Hand Sanitizer Worth it?

Mr. Anthony J. Carotenuto The pandemic has changed our lives and forced us to consider personal hygiene more now than ever. With hand washing techniques being broadcasted through every medium, it begs the question — what is the best and most cost effective soap to buy?  According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the science does not show …

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Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Appropriations Committee

Editor’s note: Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham, Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, provided the following opening remarks to the House Committee Appropriations , subcommittee on Defense during a hearing Mar 5, 2020 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as delivered by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairman Visclosky, Ranking Member Calvert, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, on …

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The Mosquito Fighters: A Short History of Mosquitoes in the Navy – Part 2

By André B. Sobocinski, historian, BUMED When you … arrive at Thompson’s Island you will investigate with utmost care the origins, progress and present state of the sickness which prevails on the island and in the Squadron.” ~Secretary of the Navy Samuel Southard to Commodore John Rodgers, October 1823 W hen the United States acquired the Spanish colony of Florida …

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I am Navy Medicine: Lt. Eric Green

By Lt. Eric Green, environmental health officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola Like so many others, my initial intention as a young man was to join the military to earn money for college and gain work experience. I grew up in a small town in north-central Pennsylvania called Galeton and followed the footsteps of my father by becoming very involved in the …

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Pacific Partnership: Global Heath Engagement in Action

Pacific Partnership 2016 is in full swing. The following photos give you an insider’s view of how the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) team provides hands-on medical and surgical care, and participates in cooperative health engagements with the goal of developing enhanced health care capacity, capability and resiliency for everyone involved. Pacific Partnership 2016 will conduct stops in Timor Leste, the Philippines, …

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