The Importance of the Spinal Column in the Human Body

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The spinal column, also known as the “vertebral column,” is one of the most important structures in the human body. It is composed of 24 movable vertebrae, the sacrum, and the coccyx, or tailbone. The primary function of the vertebral column is to protect the spinal cord and the nerves that branch out from it. … Read more

Understanding the Human Skeleton: An Overview for Military and Navy Personnel

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The human body is an incredibly complex organism made up of various systems, including the skeletal system. The skeletal system is responsible for providing support, protection, and movement to the body. It is essential for military and navy personnel to have a comprehensive understanding of the human skeleton to perform their duties efficiently. In this … Read more

Hospital Corpsmen in the Korean War: Battles, Losses, and Awards

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The start of the Korean War Key points The start of the Korean War In 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea. Marines were stationed on the Korean peninsula, with hospital corpsmen entering the battle shortly after. The battles in the Korean War The fighting began at the Battle of Inchon in September 1950, which led … Read more

Hospital Corpsmen in Afghanistan 9/11: The Hunt for Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan

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Key points Introduction The US had traced the 9/11 attack to Al Qaeda, a group of Sunni Islamist terrorist groups. Their leader was Osama bin Laden. The Al Quida was closely associated with another organization known as the Taliban. The Taliban was a religious and political group. Where did the Al Quida reside? This group … Read more

The Challenges that Hospital Corpsmen faced in Iraq: PTSD, TBI, and the Role of Hospital Corpsmen in Combat

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Key points Introduction In March 2003, a team called the 1st Expeditionary Force (IMEF), accompanied by Corpsmen, invaded Iraq on a mission to remove Saddam Hussein. The operation was conducted in conjunction with the United Nations on a mission that took them deep into Iraq. About a year later in March 2004, the 1st Medical … Read more

Hospital Ships Were Ready to Respond on 9/11: The Advanced Medical Capabilities of US Navy’s Sea Vessels

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Key points Hospital corpsmen deployed to National Capital Region after 9/11 When the towers fell on 9/11, hospital corpsmen were assigned to the national capital region. They boarded the USNS Comfort and arrived on the 14th of September. They were there to provide the assistance needed to help thousands of rescue workers in search of … Read more

The Integumentary System: From Skin to Appendages

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Key takeaways To put it another way, organ systems include clusters of organs with similar functions, as well as groups of organs that serve specialized purposes. The integumentary system is made up of the skin, hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. Skin function Almost every visible aspect of the human body is covered in … Read more

The Skeletal System: Understanding the Structure and Function of Bones

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Key takeaways Introduction The skeletal system is a complex network of bones that forms the bony framework of the human body. It is made up of 206 bones and holds the body together and gives it shape. It also protects vital organs and gives muscles, tendons, and ligaments places to attach. To understand how the … Read more

Muscular Tissues

All of the body’s movement is made possible by muscular tissue. Muscle contractions result in the movement of body parts. Skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle are the three forms of muscular tissue. Skeletal muscle tissue The striated or striped skeletal (voluntary) muscle fiber is controlled by the individual’s will. As a result, “voluntary” … Read more

The Tissues

A group of cells with similar structure and function is referred to as tissue. To simplify things, they can be broken down into four different types: epithelium, connective tissue, muscular, and neurological system. The epithelial tissue The tissue that covers the inside of the body’s cavities is referred to as the epithelium. It creates the body’s … Read more