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NH Jacksonville Designated a Baby Friendly Medical Center

By Capt. Lynn Welling, commanding officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville On Oct. 13, together with a representative for Florida Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll and the chair of the Northeast Florida Breastfeeding Collaborative, we announced Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla. was designated as a “Baby Friendly” hospital by Baby Friendly USA, a global initiative sponsored by the World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s …

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Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Highlights His Medical Mission in Kenya (Part 2 of 2)

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, Family Medicine resident, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Lt. Cmdr. Baldwin is participating in a month long rotation in Western Kenya as part of his Family Medicine Residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif. Hello again! I’ve been in Kenya for a couple of weeks now and wanted to provide you all with a progress …

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Research And Development’s Global Role in Force Health Protection

By Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Chief, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery I have said throughout my tenure as your 36th Surgeon General that medical research and development is crucial to future capability of our armed forces because, more often than not, our medical innovations derive from an idea or experiment in one …

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U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit – No. 3 Celebrates 65 Years

By Capt. Richard L. Haberberger, Jr., commanding officer, Naval Medical Research Center, Silver Spring, Md. We will be celebrating U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3’s (NAMRU-3) 65th anniversary Oct. 20 in Cairo, Egypt with a host of guest speakers from Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC), the Egyptian Ministry of Health, and the World Health Organization.  NAMRU-3 is the oldest …

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The Heart of a Hospital Corpsman: New BUMED FORCE Makes Initial Remarks

By Force Master Chief Sherman Boss, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED). Boss is the 13th Force Master Chief of BUMED. He relieved Force Master Chief Laura Martinez, who served in the position since 2007, on Oct. 5, 2011. First I’d like to thank you Force Master Chief Laura Martinez for your inspirational leadership and your heartfelt commitment …

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