Force health and safety

I Am Navy Medicine, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager – Lt. Shanece Washington

Lt. Shanece Washington, Navy Medical Service Corps officer and Occupational Audiologist, Regional Hearing Conservation Program Manager, and Command Managed Equal Opportunity Program Manager at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton. (Official Navy photo by Mass Communication 3rd Class Meagan Christoph, NMRTC Bremerton public affairs). By Douglas Stutz, Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton “I am Lt. Shanece Washington, …

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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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