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Health, Wealth & Safety

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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Navy Announces New Tool to Educate Sailors About Responsible Alcohol Use

  While the vast majority of Sailors who do consume alcohol do so responsibly, the Navy has now given its commanders a new tool to use in their efforts to reduce irresponsible use of alcohol among those at their commands, continuing the Navy’s aggressive efforts to provide Sailors with 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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Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies

Today the Department of the Defense released the annual report of Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies DOD Evaluates Sexual Harassment and Prevention Response Efforts at Military Academies The Department of Defense (DoD) today released key findings from the Academic Program Year (APY) 2011-2012 “Annual Report on …

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Navy Working Uniform

Below is a message that was sent from US Fleet Forces Commander Adm. Bill Gortney to commanding officers and command master chiefs regarding the flame resistant qualities of our Navy Working Uniform (Type 1):  UNCLASSIFIED// RAAUZYUW RUCBCLF0008 3470737-UUUU–RHMCSUU. ZNR UUUUU R 120737Z DEC 12 FM COMUSFLTFORCOM NORFOLK VA TO COMPACFLT …

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