Tag Archives: DoD

Focus On Vision Safety

By Vision Center of Excellence In this advanced technological age, we remain unable to replicate the gift of sight. Vision is a critical resource for everyone; and, yet, for many DoD personnel that resource has been lost or diminished because of an injury. In addition to combat-related eye injuries, injuries may also occur during military training exercises and when performing typical …

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Warrior Games: Two Corpsmen and a Navy Doctor Pt. 1

By Steve Van Der Werff, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The 2015 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games concluded July 28, but not before showcasing the self-determination, resiliency, and support by DoD, shipmates, family, friends and the military medical community that is instrumental to helping our wounded, ill and injured service members overcome their physical obstacles. Throughout the …

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Searching for Systems-Based Solutions to Enhance Readiness

By Cmdr. Benjamin Walrath I am Cmdr. Benjamin Walrath, an Emergency Medicine physician, former surface warfare officer and flight surgeon, pursuing an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine fellowship through the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. My tour as a flight surgeon was with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-28) Dragon Whales in Norfolk, Virginia.  It was the summer …

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I am Navy Medicine: Officer Candidate Adam Shults

By Officer Candidate Adam Shults Ten years ago, I joined Navy Medicine in hopes of one day having the opportunity to be a provider and take care of patients. The desire to help others led me to join the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman.  My journey began in Great Lakes at Recruit Training Command and Navy Hospital Corps …

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NAMRU-3’s Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Research Program

By Lt. Cmdr. Stephen Lizewski I’d like to tell you all about the Bacteriology and Parasitic Disease Program at U.S. Naval Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3). Since its beginning in 1946, NAMRU-3 has a long history of working with diarrheal disease.   An event that solidified NAMRU-3’s reputation as a first rate research facility occurred shortly after its inception. A large cholera …

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