Tag Archives: Navy

What is More Frightening than a Great White Shark?

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Luke Peet, preventive medicine technician, Directorate for Public Health, USNS COMFORT (TAH-20) Over the years there have been numerous films and documentaries on the great white shark.  This feeding frenzy of fear roughly began in the 1970’s, when Peter Benchley’s book “Jaws” was brought to life on the silver screen. Those frightful images and depictions of the …

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Celebrating 103 years of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps

This year marks 103 years of committed and honorable service of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps. On behalf of Navy Medicine, I would like to express my gratitude to the Dental Corps for ensuring dental readiness and optimizing dental health of our Sailors, Marines, and families. Established in 1912, the history of the Dental Corps dates back to before World …

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I Am Navy Medicine: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ricler M. Magsayo

I’m honored to be selected as Navy Medicine’s 2015 fiscal year Shore-Based Junior Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) of the Year. I’m a Chicago native, graduating from Stephen Tyng Mather High School in 2002. I attended Northeastern Illinois University that fall then transferred to Wilburn Wright College, but I couldn’t find direction on what I wanted to do as a career, so I …

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Home Health – Unique to Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay

By Lt. Cmdr. Janice White, NC Working in the Military Health system can provide opportunities to see the world and work in areas not common to civilian counterparts. However, one aspect of working at U.S. Naval Hospital Guantanamo Bay (USNH GTMO), on an isolated base on the coast of mainland Cuba, gives Navy Nurses and Hospital Corpsman the opportunity to provide …

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Navy Researchers Work to Incorporate Antibiotics into Cranial Implants

By Capt. Jonathan M. Stahl, DC, Naval Medical Research Unit-San Antonio  The role of Navy dental research has expanded over the years to focus on addressing dental and biomedical problems that will increase operational readiness as well as address emergent dental and craniofacial issues.  Currently, the Craniofacial Health and Restorative Medicine Directorate at Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU San …

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