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Ask Dr. Joe: Welcome to Flu Season

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, family medicine physician and director, public health, Naval Hospital Jacksonville The flu season creeps up on us just as the kids get back to school. Seasonal epidemics of influenza occur every year in the U.S., beginning in the fall. Typically epidemics cause thousands to tens of thousands of deaths and about 200,000 hospitalizations. Since the 1940s …

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Navy Medicine’s Engagement in Global Health

By Andre Sobocinski, historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery The end of the Spanish American War (1898) marked the emergence of the United States as a global military power and the beginning of the Navy’s long history in global health engagement. At the start of the twentieth century, the Navy expanded into American Samoa (1900), Cuba (1903), Guam (1898), …

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Pacific Partnership: Recap of Vietnam

Now in its seventh year, Pacific Partnership is a U.S. Navy Medicine, U.S. Pacific Fleet and the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy designed to build stronger relationships and disaster response capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region.       Vietnam Community Service Project for Children with Disabilities U.S. service members, Partner Nations and …

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Sickle Cell and Recruit Training

 By Lt. Ian Lang, internist, Naval Hospital Beaufort Parris Island in S.C. is home to one of two U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Depots (MCRD), where approximately 20,000 Marine recruits train annually. While this training includes the familiar ropes, bars, and inclined walls, there is another, much more subtle obstacle to the training process: the recruit blood screen. Of the several …

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Pacific Partnership: “Preparing in Calm to Respond in Crisis”

The U.S. Navy lead Pacific Partnership 2012 will perform humanitarian and civic action (HCA) activities in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Cambodia. USNS MERCY (T-AH 19) will serve as the command platform in addition to a Japanese Landing Ship Tank (LST 4001) OOSUMI. PP12 seeks to build and strengthen alliances, partnerships and relationships with regional host nations, partner nations, foreign humanitarian …

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