Outlook 2014

Public Health Service Pharmacy 2014: Embracing Leadership
By Rear Adm. Scott F. Giberson
Acting Deputy Surgeon General U.S. Public Health Service

For well over 200 years, the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) flag has flown side-by-side with our fellow uniformed service members. As we look forward to opportunities in 2014, it is also a time to reflect and discuss PHS pharmacy advancements in honor of the 50th anniversary of U.S. Medicine. Read More

Reflections on Navy Medicine, 1964 to Present
By Andre Sobocinski
U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Historian

Fifty years ago, as the nation was embroiled in Cold War, flying high in the Space Race and on the brink of a devastating conflict in Southeast Asia, Navy Medicine was engaged in its mission to “protect the health and promote the physical fitness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel.”Read More

Army Medicine – Advances in Treatment, Past and Future
By Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho
Army Surgeon General/Commanding General Army Medical Command

50 years ago, U.S. Medicine began covering military medicine. Since then, much has changed. Most recently, with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, advances have been made in blood plasma products, use of tourniquets, regenerative medicine, prosthetics, medical evacuation procedures and enhanced training for combat medics.Read More

Progress and Reform in the Indian Health Service
By Yvette Roubideaux, MD, MPH
Acting Director, Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) has made significant progress in improving the health status of American Indian and Alaska Native people since it was established in 1955. Providing greater access to healthcare services in rural and remote communities has resulted in significant improvements in the health and well-being of the people we serve.Read More