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Navy Medicine Mobilizes New Platforms in the whole-of-nation fight against COVID-19

By André B. Sobocinski, BUMED Communications *** On July 20, 2020, Navy medical providers were mobilized to Texas as part of U.S. Northern Command’s pandemic response in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s request for Defense Support to Civil Authorities. This deployment marked the first use of the newly established Acute Care Team and Rapid Rural Response Team medical …

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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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I am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph The leading petty officer (LPO) of the Family Medicine Department at Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Bremerton, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran, was named Senior Sailor of the Quarter (SSOQ) for the first quarter Jan. 24, 2020. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Jesus Albarran poses for a photo in the Navy …

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Beyond Heroism: Hospital Corpsmen and the Battle for Iwo Jima

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Arthur C. Clayton administers a blood plasma injection to a wounded Leatherneck, Feb 1945. At 0900 on February 19th, 1945, the first assault waves from the 4th and 5th Marine Divisions hit the beaches of Iwo Jima.[i]  Embedded within these units were corpsmen like Pharmacist’s Mate Second Class …

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I am Navy Medicine: Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter

Story by Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph Hospitalman Cassandra Wintter stands in Family Medicine Department at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Jan. 21, 2020. Wintter serves as a team lead for Family Medicine Team 2, working alongside five providers and 11 support staff that care for 5,367 beneficiaries at NHB. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Meagan Christoph/Released) …

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