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From Medical Residency to Naval Operational Medicine

By Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin Palms sweating, heart beating fast, orders in hand, I stepped onto the brow of the mighty warship. “You must be the new SMO?” remarked the Officer of the Deck, rendering a crisp salute. Returning the salute I said, “Yes, my name is Lt. Cmdr. Andy Baldwin, and I’m the …

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Bath Salts: It’s Not a Fad…It’s a Nightmare

By Lt. George Loeffler, Psychiatry Resident, Naval Medical Center San Diego Recently, many of you have seen Navy Medicine’s campaign on the dangers of synthetic amphetamine-like drugs known as bath salts. The video reflects firsthand accounts observed and reported by patients during a case series conducted in late 2011. I …

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#WARFIGHTING – Medical Community

Hospital Corpsmen give fellow servicemembers routine, preventive and emergency health care. They help care for their families back home. They take part in relief missions, providing aid for hurricane or earthquake victims. Whether they are working in a hospital or on a ship, at a clinic or in the field, …

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To Boldly Go… a tricorder for the Navy?

by Tammy White, Office of Naval Research  ‘Star Trek‘ movies and TV series spelled big business for Paramount Pictures. Trekkers-and we all know (or are) one-can rattle off dozens of fictional devices straight from the scenes of the sci-fi powerhouse. But did the movie reel influence a real-life medical device? …

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