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Article ID: 640623

MSMR Analysis Reports Significant Increases in Incident Rates of Syphilis Among U.S. Service Members

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

The crude annual incidence rates for syphilis among U.S. service members rose 49.1 percent over a health surveillance period from 2010 to 2014, according to a new analysis published in the September issue of the Medical Surveillance Monthly Report from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC).

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30-Sep-2015 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 639123

Health Surveillance Analysis Shows Service Members Diagnosed with HIV-1 Infection in Recent Years Remain Longer in U.S. Armed Forces

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

In a new analysis of military health surveillance data during 1990–2013, service members diagnosed with HIV-1 in more recent years have tended to remain on active duty longer than those who became infected in the earlier years of that time period.

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27-Aug-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 638935

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch Joins Defense Health Agency

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

SILVER SPRING, MD, August 23, 2015 – The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) joins the Defense Health Agency (DHA) today, and brings its expertise in tracking injuries and illnesses among the service members and conducting global health surveillance among its allies to support U.S. national security interests.

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23-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 638034

MSMR Analysis of Post Deployment Health Assessment Forms Indicates Risks of Alcohol Abuse Among Service Members Returning from Deployment

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

An analysis of responses to questionnaires administered to U.S. active component service members who had returned from deployment during a 7-year surveillance period found that 3.4 percent and 4.8 percent of them, respectively, indicated a severe risk for alcohol abuse.

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31-Jul-2015 8:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 636410

MSMR Analysis Shows Incidence Rates for Accidental Drownings Among Service Members Declined, but Death Rates Remained Stable

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

The annual incidence rates for accidental drownings among U.S. active component service members decreased during a 10-year surveillance period, but death rates remained relatively stable, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

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29-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 635289

Combating Dengue with Infectious Disease Forecasting

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

Dengue viruses are on the move. Spread among humans by mosquitoes, and across geographic boundaries through travel, the virus affects up to an estimated 390 million people every year around the world. In the U.S., recent outbreaks have occurred in Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. Scientists know one of the best ways to reduce the impact of the disease is to prepare healthcare providers by forecasting epidemics before they happen.

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5-Jun-2015 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 635118

MSMR Analysis Shows Increasing Rates of Joint Replacements in All Age Groups of Service Members Aged 30 Years and Older

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

The overall incidence rate for joint replacements among U.S. active component service members increased during an 11-year surveillance period, and service members in their 30s and early 40s are having the procedures more often and are remaining in the military longer after rehabilitation, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

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1-Jun-2015 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 633805

MSMR Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Analysis on Healthcare Burdens of Illnesses and Injuries among Members of U.S. Armed Forces

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

SILVER SPRING, MD, April 29, 2015 – The Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR) marked its 20th anniversary this month with the publication of its annual issue examining several healthcare burden measures to quantify the impacts of various illnesses and injuries among members of the U.S. Armed Forces and beneficiaries of the Military Health System (MHS).

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5-May-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 632139

MSMR Analyses Examine Illnesses and Injuries Linked to Heat Stress and Physical Exertion

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

The annual incidence rates of heat stroke, exertional rhabdomyolysis and exertional hyponatremia among service members in the active component rose slightly in 2014, according to newly released health surveillance reports.

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2-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 630765

MSMR Analysis Examines TBI and PTSD Diagnoses among Service Members from Active War Service and Increased Detection Capabilities

Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC)

SILVER SPRING, MD, March 9, 2015 – If Department of Defense expansion of military programs and resources for diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues, incidence rates for both diseases in the post-war period will be much higher than in the pre-war period, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

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6-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST
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