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From Medical Residency to Naval Operational Medicine

Cmdr. Hermann Gonzalez, center right, surgeon for the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, explains procedures for treating a chest wound during a mass casualty drill aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg/Released)

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

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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

Hospitalman Patrica Ryan cleans a Sailor's teeth in the dental office aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). Kearsarge is underway conducting Afloat Training Group 1.4 basic phase training. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tamara Vaughn/Released)

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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