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Adaptability and Resilience: EMF-M's Historic Stateside Deployment Supporting COVID-19

By Andre B. Sobocinski, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs  |  7/15/2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va (NNS) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Navy Medicine has continually adapted to meet the evolving nature of this infectious disease.  One example is the historic deployment of Naval Hospital Jacksonville’s Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF)-Mike (M).

A SPRINT to Guam: Psychological First Aid in the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andre B. Sobocinski, Historian, Communications Directorate, BUMED Public Affairs  |  7/14/2020

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic Navy Medicine has continually turned to its arsenal of public health, and preventive medicine professionals and tools to help mitigate the spread of disease. Less visible, but no less important, has been the role of our mental health team in providing psychological first aid.

Artistic Effort and Special Effects enhance Medical Training

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Meagan Christoph  |  7/14/2020

Latex paint and an assortment of makeup and brushes filled the end of a large table in a breakroom at Navy Medicine Readiness Training Unit (NMRTU) Everett. The room usually functions as a location for the occasional meeting, training exercise, or a place for staff members to dine during the day.

Marines Donate Plasma at NMCSD in Fight Against COVID-19

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg  |  7/14/2020

SAN DIEGO – Marines assigned to Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) San Diego who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) donated plasma at Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) Blood Donor Center (BDC) July 14.

U.S. Navy Sailor Wins the Army’s BOSS Endurance Run Challenge

By Julius Evans  |  7/14/2020

In keeping with the age-old adage “Go Navy, Beat Army,” a United States Navy Sailor won the U.S. Army’s Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers (BOSS) virtual 100-mile endurance run challenge that was held from 21 April through 24 May 2020.

NMCP's Meal Service Gets Innovative

By Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Ariana Torman, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs  |  7/10/2020

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Nutrition Management Department, also known as the galley, is implementing an innovative system for heating, chilling and distributing meals to patients beginning July 6.

Military Medicine Joining Forces to Fight COVID-19 All Around the World

By Denise alford  |  7/10/2020

SILVER SPRING, Md –- From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the efforts of Navy Medicine’s research and development enterprise (NMR&D) to support everything from outbreak response to laboratory detection and warships to floating hospitals highlights the speed and relevance of military medical and scientific capabilities that help make the U.S. armed forces so strong.

NMCSD Protects Patients, Sailors During National Safety Month

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Harley Sarmiento  |  6/25/2020

SAN DIEGO – Naval Medical Center San Diego’s (NMCSD) annual observance of National Safety Month usually consists of highlighting important summer and heat safety and protection, but this June, the greatest health and safety issue is focusing efforts to minimize the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

NMCSD Promotes Summer Safety

By Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg  |  6/23/2020

SAN DIEGO – Ready and able Sailors are imperative to mission success. To stay mission-

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