Sailors

Promoting Sexual Health of Sailors and Marines

By Michael R. (Bob) MacDonald, MS, CHES, manager, Sexual Health and Responsibility Program, Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center April is Sexual Health Month. Let’s all commit to doing one thing to help our people protect their sexual health. People in the business of keeping healthy Sailors and Marines healthy spend much time talking about tobacco, nutrition and exercise. …

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NAMRU-6 Veterinary Specialist Goes From Green to Blue

By U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. Six Public Affairs The U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. Six (NAMRU-6) is a world leader in vaccine development for protection against diseases that negatively impact the warfighting mission such as travelers’ diarrhea or malaria. One aspect of this work is the NAMRU-6 animal facility, an Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory …

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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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