Tag Archives: U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Sailor in the Spotlight: HM2 Ruth Suarez

By Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ruth Suarez, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery det. Bethesda *Editor’s note: In support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Navy Medicine Live blog will feature three “Sailor in the Spotlight” to highlight the great work that our Sailors are doing to support the Navy and Marine Corps team. Hometown: General Santos City, …

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Angels of the Airfields: Navy Air Evacuation Nurses of World War II

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery When the Naval Air Transport Service (NATS) R4D broke through the clouds of volcanic dust and smoke to land on Iwo Jima on March 6, 1945, it carried more than whole blood and medical supplies for the wounded. On board this flight was a 22-year old Navy nurse named Jane …

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Navy Medicine Debuts New “Scrubbing In” Show

Welcome to “Scrubbing In,” brought to you by Navy Medicine. “Scrubbing In” is the only show that takes you across the Navy Medicine enterprise and shows its vast capabilities. The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) created and released a new “Dirty Jobs”-style informational show, Jan. 31. The episode released is part of a larger series, titled “Scrubbing …

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Get heart-healthy for American Heart Month

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, M.D., director for Public Health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville What are you doing to get heart-healthy? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, claiming a life every minute—and February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in every three deaths is from heart disease and …

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Navy Surgeon General Video Message: Navy Medicine Priorities

By Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, U.S. Navy surgeon general and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Folks, I have talked a lot about priorities over the last several months and have shared with you what I believe is a course charted for the success of Navy Medicine in the future.  As we move into the New Year, my goal …

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