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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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Global Influenza Summary: October 16, 2016

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Global Influenza Summary: October 2, 2016

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Global Influenza Summary: September 3, 2016

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Global Influenza Summary: June 5, 2016

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Global Influenza Summary: June 05, 2016

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Study Finds Strong Immune Response to HPV Vaccine Among Female Service Members

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5/11/2016

A new study of female service members that examined their immune response to a vaccine to combat the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer showed development of antibodies in 80 to 99 percent of recipients against each of the four strains of the disease.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 5 - May 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Post-refractive surgery complications and eye disease, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Update: Urinary stones, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2015; Surveillance snapshot: Zika virus infection among Military Health System beneficiaries following introduction of the virus into the Western Hemisphere, 20 May 2016; Surveillance snapshot: Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-Based Influenza Surveillance Program, 2014–2015 season.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 6 - June 2016

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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: Identification of specific activities associated with fall-related injuries, active component, U.S. Army, 2011; Incidence and recent trends in functional gastrointestinal disorders, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 7 - July 2016

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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: Increasing severity of traumatic brain injury is associated with an increased risk of subsequent headache or migraine: a retrospective cohort study of U.S. active duty service members, 2006–2015; Use of complementary health approaches at military treatment facilities, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2015; Incident diagnoses of cancers in the active component and cancer-related deaths in the active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 12 - December 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Incident diagnoses of non-melanoma skin cancer, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Zika virus infections in Military Health System beneficiaries since the introduction of the virus in the Western Hemisphere, 1 January 2016 through 30 November 2016; Surveillance snapshot: Findings from the Department of Defense Global, Laboratory-based, Influenza Surveillance Program, 2015–2016 influenza season.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 1 - January 2016

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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, 2015; Durations of service until first and recurrent episodes of clinically significant back pain, active component military members: changes among new accessions to service since calendar year 2000; Surveillance snapshot: Responses to questions about back pain in post-deployment health assessment questionnaires, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005-2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 11 - November 2016

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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: Excessive vomiting in pregnancy, active component service women, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Importance of external cause coding for injury surveillance: lessons from assessment of overexertion injuries among U.S. Army soldiers in 2014; Acetaminophen overdoses, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2006–2015.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 8 - August 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Incidence of abdominal hernias in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014; Incidence of hiatal hernia in service members, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2005–2014.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 9 - September 2016

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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: Routine screening for antibodies to human immunodeficiency virus, civilian applicants for U.S. military service and U.S. Armed Forces, active and reserve components, January 2011–June 2016; Update: Diagnoses of overweight and obesity, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2011–2015; Update: Osteoarthritis and spondylosis, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2010–2015.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 10 - October 2016

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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: Obstructive sleep apnea and associated attrition, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, January 2004–May 2016; Update: Cold weather injuries, active and reserve components, U.S. Armed Forces, July 2011–June 2016; Surveillance snapshot: Influenza immunization among U.S. Armed Forces healthcare workers, August 2011–April 2016.

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MSMR Vol. 23 No. 4 - April 2016

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1/1/2016

A monthly publication of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch. This issue of the peer-reviewed journal contains the following articles: Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Hospitalizations among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Ambulatory visits among members of the active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Surveillance snapshot: Illness and injury burdens, reserve component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Surveillance snapshot: Illness and injury burdens, recruit trainees, active component, U.S. Armed Forces, 2015; Absolute and relative morbidity burdens attributable to various illnesses and injuries, non-service member beneficiaries of the Military Health System, 2015.

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