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Hurricane Irene: The Storm is Coming—Are You Ready?

By Cmdr. Jason Spencer, Director for Administration, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Hurricane Isabel, the eighth hurricane of the 2003 season, made landfall along the coast of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane on the afternoon of Sept. 18, 2003, passing through the Washington Metropolitan Area during the evening and the following day. Results for the area …

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I’ll See You at the Clinic this Flu Season

By Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman (SW/AW/FMF) Scott Thrasher, Hospital Corps Planner, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgey (BUMED) As the flu season rapidly approaches, I wanted to take a moment and remind all Sailors, Marines, and family members of their responsibility to receive the annual vaccination that will soon be available.  As a preventive medicine technician, well schooled in …

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Navy Medicine’s Combat & Operational Stress Center Enters 4th Year

By Navy Capt. Scott L. Johnston, Ph.D, ABPP, MSC, Director, Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control Building, preserving and—as necessary—restoring the psychological health of our Sailors and Marines are some of the greatest challenges the Navy faces in the wake of more than a decade of war, multiple deployments and increasingly stressful workloads. At the Naval Center for …

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Task Force Razorback Provides Health Care in Rural Arkansas

By Cmdr. Lisa Gittleman, Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component (NMSC-RC) In addition to being a family nurse practitioner in the Naval Reserve, I am the assistant operations officer and innovative readiness training (IRT) planner for Navy Medicine Support Command-Reserve Component. This has been a unique and challenging role for me, as I have worked with joint service teams to complete …

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A Wounded Warrior and His Platoon Commander Give Their Take on Integration

By Cpl. Tyler Southern and Capt. Aloysius Boyle, Company Commander, WRAMC At the turn of the 19th century, Army Maj. Walter Reed’s innovative research on yellow fever was instrumental in combating disease, enabling men to get back to work on the Panama Canal, and ultimately setting the conditions for a successful economy. His legacy in aiding this mission left a …

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