Navy Medicine Features

Health Promotion for Wounded Warriors

Story By Steven E. Heaston, PhD; Cindy Richards-Myles, MS; Gretchen H. Thompson, PhD Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Service members have sustained over 1700 major limb traumatic amputations and 267,611 cases of traumatic brain injury from 2000-2012. Advanced lifesaving medical treatment that has been available during the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan has resulted in a much …

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Showing their Playoff Colors at Naval Hospital Bremerton

By Douglas H. Stutz, Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs Is it just a coincidence that the Navy’s Working Uniform (NWU) has a color-scheme that bears some semblance to the hue and tint of the Seattle Seahawk uniform?  The similarities of color have not gone unnoticed for some Naval Hospital Bremerton staff members, especially during this year’s national Football League playoffs …

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Navy Nurse Earns Highest Possible Award

By L.A. Shively Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston Public Affairs Lt. Cmdr. Deborah “Lynn” Redman’s deployment to Afghanistan landed her in prison. Not as an inmate – but as a reserve Navy nurse. On her arrival in the war-ravaged country, she realized a strong desire to help Afghan women and children through outreach missions, first from Forward Operating Base …

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The Day the Navy Hospital Fell

Story by Andre B. Sobocinski, BUMED Historian U.S. Naval Hospital Yokohama and the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 Nearly 20 years after an era of self-imposed se­clusion was broken by an American trade treaty, the Japanese ports in Tokyo Bay had blossomed into thriving marketplaces of foreign trade. Prin­cipal among them was Yokohama. By 1872, the former fishing village offered …

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The Taming of the Elephant Shrew: A Look Back at Navy Medicine’s 1948 Expedition from Cairo to Cape Town

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery “He was the most agile talker to whom I ever had listened,” Admiral Lamont Pugh would later recall of his meeting 26-year old explorer-to-be named Wendell Phillips in August 1947.1 A former Superintendent of the Navy Medical School, Pugh was serving as the Deputy Chief of Bureau of Medicine …

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