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Life Aboard USNS Mercy

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Courtez Brown, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Fredelyne Dolores, and Command Senior Chief Dedrick Walker USNS Mercy Two Hospital Corpsman HM1 Courtez Brown: I am a respiratory therapist aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Serving on Mercy has been such a humbling yet inspiring experience. My …

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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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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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Therapy Dogs: Cause for the ‘Paws’

This blog post and video was produced by MC1 Margaret Trujillo, with DMA, who tells us how “man’s best friend” is helping our wounded troops. Military Working Dogs and civilian K-9 units are known for their security work and for saving lives. However, there’s another group of military working dogs at Walter Reed National …

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