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Navy Medicine Plays Ball on the Field of Dreams

By André B. Sobocinski, Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery In the photographic archives of the Naval Historical Center there is an image of a Navy officer baseball team dated 1895. Although the location the photograph is up for conjecture, the seated man holding a baseball bat is not. The man is none other than future Navy surgeon …

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A Message from the Surgeon General: Step Up to Stop Sexual Assault

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery When we join the military, we take an oath to uphold the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Sexual assault — which has no place in the military and is a crime — erodes these core values and the trust …

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San Antonio Lab Technology Supports Navy Dentistry

Cmdr. David Leal, head, Biomaterial and Environmental Surveillance Team, Naval Medical Research Unit- San Antonio Our group, at Naval Medical Research Unit in San Antonio, conducts research, development, testing and evaluation of biomaterials used in medicine and dentistry. As the lead agent for mercury abatement in naval dental treatment facilities, we are responsible for the development and testing of systems …

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Corpsman with 9th Marine Regiment recognized for actions in Helmand province

By Cpl. Cody Haas, Regional Command Southwest PATROL BASE BOLDAK, Afghanistan-If a Marine is seriously injured during a patrol, having a skilled Navy corpsman on the scene can mean the difference between life and death. Seaman Jacob M. Schlauder, a corpsman with 3rd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal …

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What You Need to Know About Emergency Contraception

By Michael (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP), Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center What can a woman do to prevent pregnancy if she had unprotected sex? If a woman has had sex without using birth control or if something happened (such as a condom broke), she can use emergency contraception to reduce her …

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