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Families and Suicide

By Kirsten Woodward, BUMED Family Programs Division Head and Director – Project FOCUS Why? It is the universal question asked by anyone affected by suicide. Suicide can be as mysterious and unpredictable as any hidden illness that goes undetected.  Your family member maybe “acting just fine” one day and the next has taken their own life.  There may be outward signs …

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Corpsmen: Meeting the Medical Needs of Marine Corps Embassy Security Guards

By Cmdr. Carrie Kennedy, group psychologist, Marine Corps Embassy Security Group What do you get when you distribute 1500 Marines to diplomatic posts all over the world? A serious challenge for military medicine. Marine Security Guards (MSGs) have been providing protection of classified material and our people and property at U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world since 1948. …

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San Antonio Sailors Represent Navy At River Parade

By Larry Coffey, Navy Medicine and Training Command Public Affairs Sailors from several of the 11 Navy and Navy Medicine commands and detachments in the San Antonio area joined the Navy Band’s Washington, DC-based contemporary ensemble, the “Cruisers,” on board the U.S. Navy float for the third annual Armed Forces Day River Parade May 17. Capt. Gail Hathaway, commander of …

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Navy Medical Professionals Present At USC National Trauma Symposium

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bruce Cummins, Navy Medicine Education and Training Command Public Affairs  Navy Medicine professionals attended and presented at one of the largest trauma and surgical conferences on the West Coast May 15-16 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California. The 21st Annual 2014 University of Southern California (USC) Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical …

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A Culture of Safety and Quality

As a system of health, and as individuals in that system, we rightfully take great pride in our combat medicine performance over the last twelve years of war. There are a number of characteristics evident in that performance that are hallmarks of a learning system focused on continuous improvement: a demand for data – paired with an openness to reporting, …

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