Inside Navy Medicine

Enhancing Resilience and Recovery of Reservists

By Paul A. Finch, LCSW, Program Manager, Reserve Psychological Health Program and Director, Psychological Health for Navy and Marine Forces Reserves, and Dr. Mark Long, Health Promotion and Wellness Department, NMCPHC It is well known that extended and repeat deployments can impact the readiness and psychological health of Sailors and Marines who put on their uniform every day in defense …

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Surgeon General’s Dental Corps Birthday Message

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general, and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The Dental Corps was established 102 years ago. On August 22, the Dental Corps will celebrate a birthday, and I want to take a moment to recognize the men and women who make up their corps. The Dental Corps epitomizes readiness …

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Undermanned but not Overwhelmed, Corpsman Overcomes

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor Naval Hospital Bremerton’s Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kimberly Huidor took part in Joint Field Exercise (JFE) with the Army National Guard’s Officer Candidate Program and 196th Regiment at the historical U.S. Army outpost of Fort Meade, South Dakota. Huidor was assigned to one of the four, 4-member corpsmen teams sent to the Black Hills …

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Proud Tradition of Dental Corps

Story by Capt. Jonathan Stahl, DDS, Ph.D, Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) On August 22nd the Navy Dental Corps will celebrate its 102nd anniversary. Today’s Dental Corps has a proud heritage and a commitment to providing high quality and compassionate patient care while maintaining an optimal state of operational dental readiness. Presently, there are more than 1,400 …

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Docstar: Letter to my Former Self

By Lt. Cmdr. Jason E Smith, MD, MC Dear Jason – or Docstar, as you like be called these days – After 10 years of college, medical school, internship and flight surgeon training, you’ve finally arrived in … Yuma, Arizona. Why are you 150 miles from the ocean, and since when do Navy docs take care of Marines? Only since November 10, …

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