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Health Readiness

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Health Readiness Policy and Oversight is the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) for all medically related Department of Defense policies, programs, and activities. The office is responsible for deployment medicine, force health protection, medical readiness, international health agreements, deployment related health policy, theater information systems, humanitarian and health missions, and national disaster support.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 6 - June 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Surveillance Snapshot: deployment-related injuries to external genital organs, by month and service, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2003-April 2012; Incident diagnoses of cancers and cancer-related deaths, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011; Deaths by suicide while on active duty, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 1998-2011; Mental disorders and mental health problems, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011; Amputations of upper and lower extremities, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 8 - August 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Viral meningitis, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011; Updates: Routine screening for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus, type 1 (HIV-1), civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components; Hospitalizations for hepatitis A, B, and C, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1991-2011; Pertussis diagnoses among service members and other beneficiaries of the U.S. Military Health System, January 2005-June 2012.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 10 - October 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2007-June 2012; Thyroid disorders among active component military members, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011; Reported vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, U.S. Army and U.S. Navy, 2000-2011; Surveillance Snapshot: influenza immunization among health care workers, August 2002-April 2012; Reported vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, U.S. Air Force, 2000-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 11 - November 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Costs of war: excess health care burdens during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq (relative to the health care experience pre-war); Outbreak of gastrointestinal illness during Operation New Horizons in Pisco, Peru, July 2012; Substance use disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 3 - March 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Initial assessment of impact of adenovirus type 4 and type 7 vaccine on febrile respiratory illness and virus transmission in military basic trainees, March 2012; Surveillance Snapshot: adenovirus among U.S. military recruit trainees; Case report: chest pain in service members following smallpox vaccination; Predictive value of surveillance case definitions of Guillain-Barré Syndrome in vaccine safety assessment; Mental health diagnoses during the year prior to schizophrenia, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010; Update: heat injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011; Update: exertional rhabdomyolysis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011; Update: exertional hyponatremia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 2 - February 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Health care experiences prior to suicide and self-inflicted injury, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010; Relations between suicide and traumatic brain injury, psychiatric diagnoses, and relationship problems, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2009; Outpatient encounters associated with diagnostic codes for migraine and other types of headaches, active component service members, 1998-2010; Medical evacuations from Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003-2011; Surveillance snapshot: Medical evacuations from Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, October 2001-December 2011; Surveillance snapshot: Recurrent medical encounters associated with alcohol abuse-related diagnostic codes, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 12 - December 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Pulmonary and extrapulmonary coccidioidomycosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 1999-2011; Seasonal variation in incident diagnoses of appendicitis among beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2002-2011; Historical perspective: coccidioidomycosis in the U.S. military and military-associated populations; Appendicitis and appendectomies among non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2002-2011; Appendicitis and appendectomies, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 5 - May 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Deaths while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, 1990-2011; Degenerative disc disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2011; Images in health surveillance: tickborne disease vectors and Lyme disease clinical diagnosis; Brief report: quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine initiation, coverage, and compliance among active component service women, 2006-2011; The risk of mental health disorders among U.S. military personnel infected with human immunodeficiency virus, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 1 - January 2012

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Update: Malaria, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011; Sources of variability of estimates of malaria case counts, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces; Images in health surveillance: Malaria vectors and malaria testing; Editorial: Malaria in the U.S. Armed Forces: A persistent but preventable threat; Historical snapshot: Development of the hepatitis A vaccine.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 9 - September 2012

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1/1/2012

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Injuries due to firearms and air guns among U.S. military members not participating in overseas combat operations, 2002-2011; Health care encounters for injuries associated with a gun mechanism or component, U.S. Armed Forces; Images in health surveillance: West Nile virus vectors and prevention; Update: Pneumonia-influenza and severe acute respiratory illnesses, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2000-June 2012; Pneumonia and influenza among military members and other beneficiaries of the U.S. military health system, 2007-2012; Lightning-related medical encounters, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2009- August 2012; Coccidioidomycosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2000-June 2012.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 7 - July 2012

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Health of women after wartime deployments: correlates of risk for selected medical conditions among females after initial and repeat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, active component, U.S. Armed Forces; Acute pelvic inflammatory disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011; Ectopic pregnancy, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011; Historical snapshot: Dr. Mary E. Walker, Civil War surgeon, Medal of Honor recipient; Surveillance snapshot: traumatic amputations among female service members, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2011; Iron deficiency anemia, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2002-2011.

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MSMR Vol. 19 No. 4 - April 2012

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: "Military importance": what does it mean and can it be assessed objectively?; Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011; Hospitalizations among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011; Surveillance Snapshot: illness and injury burdens among U.S. military recruit trainees, 2011; "Sentinel reportable medical events, service members and other beneficiaries of the U.S. military health system, first calendar quarter, 2012 versus 2011"; Ambulatory visits among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011.

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Indications and Conditions for In-Theater Post-Injury Neurocognitive Assessment Tool (NCAT) Testing

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5/31/2011

In accordance with Section 1673 of the NDAA HR 4986, signed into law in January of 2008, the Secretary of Defense was instructed to establish a protocol for the pre-deployment assessment and documentation of the cognitive functioning of Service Members deployed outside the United States.

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MSMR Vol. 18 No. 2 - February 2011

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Causes of medical evacuations from Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF), New Dawn (OND) and Enduring Freedom (OEF), active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, October 2001-September 2010; Cruciate ligament injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2009; Surveillance snapshot: Acute myocardial infarction, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2000-2009.

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MSMR Vol. 18 No. 9 - September 2011

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A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Associations between repeated deployments to Iraq (OIF/OND) and Afghanistan (OEF) and post-deployment illnesses and injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2003-2010. Part II. Mental disorders, by gender, age group, military occupation, and "dwell times" prior to repeat (second through fifth) deployments; Animal bites, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2001-2010; Surveillance Snapshot: Influenza immunization among healthcare workers; Surveillance Snapshot: Symptoms diagnosed during traumatic brain injury-related medical encounters, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2008-December 2010.

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