Military Medicine

Navy Surgeon General testifies before the U.S. House Armed Services 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 Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on Military Personnel during a hearing Dec 5 on Military Health System reform and readiness. Remarks as prepared by Rear Adm. Bruce Gillingham Chairwoman Speier, Ranking Member Kelly, distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: Continuing Life Lessons

By: Hospitalman (SW) Cassandra Bonsall Hospitalman Bonsall is a Labor and Delivery Corpsman stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth U.S. Navy Hospitalman Cassandra Bonsall, assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), escorts a patient at a temporary medical treatment site in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Oct. 16, 2019. Comfort is working with health and government partners in Central …

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Comfort Deployment 2019: A Dentist Provides Help From Sea to Shore

By:  LT John F. Davies, DC, USN LT Davies is a General Dentist at Naval Health Clinic New England in Newport, RI U.S. Navy Lt. John Davies, a dentist assigned to the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), performs a dental exam on a woman at a temporary medical treatment site in Kingston, Jamaica, Oct. 30, 2019. Comfort is working …

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Navy Medicine Teams Return from USNS Comfort Deployment

By BUMED PAO NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 15, 2019) USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after a five month deployment, Nov. 15, 2019. Comfort worked with health and government partners in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean to provide care on the ship and at land-based medical sites, helping to relieve pressure on national medical systems, including …

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Navy Medicine’s Top 10 Blogs from 2018

Editor’s Note: Can you believe 2018 is almost over? We can’t either! Here’s a look back at some of the highlights from our blog this year.      1. A Look Inside: Navy Medicine’s Texas Research Lab, Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio   In May 2009, the Navy consolidated several laboratory detachments into Naval Medical Research Unit San Antonio …

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