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The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LAR...
10/15/2021

The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) from 2016 through 2020 among active component U.S. service women.

LARCs are well-established as the most effective form of reversible contraception with a typical use failure rate of

The lead article in the July #MSMR summarizes the annual prevalence of use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) from 2016 through 2020 among active component U.S. service women.

LARCs are well-established as the most effective form of reversible contraception with a typical use failure rate of

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man. October is B...
10/14/2021

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to encourage women to get physical exams, learn about symptoms and treatments, and support women, and men, in need.
#breastcancerawareness

According to CDC, about 1 out of every 100 breast cancers diagnosed in the United States is found in a man.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The goal is to encourage women to get physical exams, learn about symptoms and treatments, and support women, and men, in need.
#breastcancerawareness

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service member...
10/14/2021

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service members. OCP cancers are known as head and neck cancers and represent an estimated 2.9% of new cancer cases in the U.S. Read more in the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

A recent report in the #AFHSD_MSMR analyzed cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancers in active duty service members. OCP cancers are known as head and neck cancers and represent an estimated 2.9% of new cancer cases in the U.S. Read more in the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

We're celebrating you today U.S. Navy!  🥳
10/13/2021

We're celebrating you today U.S. Navy! 🥳

Happy birthday to the world’s greatest seapower, our U.S. Navy! Today we salute our incredible past and present shipmates, for their service and commitment in defense of our nation.

Neurological conditions like chronic pain, accounted for 81,173 medical encounters among U.S. Armed Forces in 2020. The ...
10/11/2021
Five ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Neurological conditions like chronic pain, accounted for 81,173 medical encounters among U.S. Armed Forces in 2020. The U.S. Army Public Health Center outlines various treatment options that include therapies and techniques. #afhsd_msmr #selfcare

Ways to manage chronic pain for military wellness

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancer...
10/09/2021

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and military health surveillance reporting. We provide consistent focus on health issues that impact the force: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Download the latest #AFHSD_MSMR to read reports on long-acting reversible contraceptives, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and military health surveillance reporting. We provide consistent focus on health issues that impact the force: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the va...
10/08/2021

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the vaccine, either through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or local pharmacies. #StayVigilant

Over the past week, new cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) decreased. All TRICARE beneficiaries can get the vaccine, either through the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or local pharmacies. #StayVigilant

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will surv...
10/07/2021

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will survive 5 years.

A recent study found that during 2007 through 2019, crude annual rates of incident OCP cancer fluctuated between 1.9 per 100,000 service members and 3.4 per 100,000 service members. Download: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

Among the estimated 53,260 new cases of oral cavity and pharynx (OCP) cancer in the U.S. in 2020, roughly half will survive 5 years.

A recent study found that during 2007 through 2019, crude annual rates of incident OCP cancer fluctuated between 1.9 per 100,000 service members and 3.4 per 100,000 service members. Download: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service wo...
10/06/2021

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service women from 2016 through 2019. Use of LARCs decreased in 2020 possibly due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Download the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

A recent study in the #AFHSD_MSMR showed that long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) use increased among service women from 2016 through 2019. Use of LARCs decreased in 2020 possibly due to the #COVID19 pandemic. Download the July issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. Oct...
10/05/2021

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. October is #AudiologyAwarenessMonth.

More than 36 million American adults have some degree of hearing loss and over half of them are younger than age 65. October is #AudiologyAwarenessMonth.

Summer Site VisitAFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Cen...
10/04/2021

Summer Site Visit

AFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) in Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy Medicine NECE team uses resin-sealed specimens during operational entomology courses to display pests and vectors potentially found in the field.

NECE is a hub for training entomologists and environmental science and engineering officers for the Navy.

From left to right: Dr. Cinkovich, Lt. Traczyk , Lt. Salyer, Lt. Brennan, Lt. Noundou, LCDR Dunford, and CDR Sutherland

Summer Site Visit

AFHSD’s Senior Vector Surveillance Specialist Stephanie Cinkovich, PhD, visited the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE) in Jacksonville, Florida. The Navy Medicine NECE team uses resin-sealed specimens during operational entomology courses to display pests and vectors potentially found in the field.

NECE is a hub for training entomologists and environmental science and engineering officers for the Navy.

From left to right: Dr. Cinkovich, Lt. Traczyk , Lt. Salyer, Lt. Brennan, Lt. Noundou, LCDR Dunford, and CDR Sutherland

How do you treat pain safely?In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was repo...
10/02/2021

How do you treat pain safely?

In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was reported as among the 10 most common diagnoses for both male and female active duty personnel. The May Burden issue studies these and other health conditions: https://www.health.mil/msmr

How do you treat pain safely?

In 2020, the #AFHSD_MSMR reported that pain in limb, hand, foot, fingers, and toes was reported as among the 10 most common diagnoses for both male and female active duty personnel. The May Burden issue studies these and other health conditions: https://www.health.mil/msmr

Happy Birthday Defense Health Agency! 🥳 We are proud to partner with you in support of the health and readiness of milit...
10/01/2021

Happy Birthday Defense Health Agency! 🥳 We are proud to partner with you in support of the health and readiness of military beneficiaries within Military Health. #DHAPride

Eight years #InSupport! Thank you to all who have contributed to the Defense Health Agency mission, we are humbled to reflect on what has been accomplished alongside our Military Health teammates and 9.6M beneficiaries who entrust us with their health care. Here’s to what’s next! #DHApride

Please consider tuning in to our Eighth Birthday Observance at 12pm ET: https://www.facebook.com/events/2790721894552783/

AFHSD monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among civilian and military health system populations. Continue to ta...
09/30/2021

AFHSD monitors the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic among civilian and military health system populations. Continue to take precautions and stay healthy. #StayVigilant

As of September 27, 2021, 213.7 million people, or about 64.4% of the U.S. population, have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Of those, 183.9 million, or about 55.4% of the population, are fully vaccinated.

If you’re fully vaccinated, you can resume many activities that you did before the pandemic, but you should wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial or high community transmission.

For more COVID-19 vaccination data, visit http://bit.ly/CDT_vaccine.

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (...
09/29/2021

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). Authorized users can access epidemiologic data and query large amounts of data, including customized queries of disease and injury rates in active duty populations. #Miltiary #PublicHealth U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Army Medicine Navy Medicine

Get to know us! AFHSD’s Data Management and Technical Support branch manages the Defense Medical Epidemiology Database (DMED). Authorized users can access epidemiologic data and query large amounts of data, including customized queries of disease and injury rates in active duty populations. #Miltiary #PublicHealth U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Army Medicine Navy Medicine

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance. This historical review critically exa...
09/28/2021

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance.

This historical review critically examines
how Military Health Surveillance reporting
systems have evolved over time. Read more: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

A report in the #AFHSD_MSMR documents the history of military health surveillance.

This historical review critically examines
how Military Health Surveillance reporting
systems have evolved over time. Read more: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

September is #SexualHealth MonthA March report in the #AFHSD_MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the 5 most common sexual...
09/27/2021

September is #SexualHealth Month

A March report in the #AFHSD_MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the 5 most common sexually transmitted infections among active component service members of the U.S. Armed Forces during 2012–2020: https://www.health.mil/MSMR. #STIs

September is #SexualHealth Month

A March report in the #AFHSD_MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the 5 most common sexually transmitted infections among active component service members of the U.S. Armed Forces during 2012–2020: https://www.health.mil/MSMR. #STIs

#ICYMI The Army, Navy and Air Force finalized their deadlines for all service members in the active duty forces, Reserve...
09/23/2021
Deadlines Set for All Service Members' Vaccinations Against COVID

#ICYMI The Army, Navy and Air Force finalized their deadlines for all service members in the active duty forces, Reserves and National Guard to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. #COVID19

Army, Air Force, and Navy have each set their deadlines for their COVID-19 mandatory vaccinations

In the U.S. general population, oral cavity and pharynx cancer is most frequently diagnosed among those aged 55 to 64. T...
09/22/2021

In the U.S. general population, oral cavity and pharynx cancer is most frequently diagnosed among those aged 55 to 64. The Army had the highest overall 13-year incidence rate which was 2.1 times that of the Marine Corps, 1.3 times the Navy rate, and 1.2 times the Air Force incidence rate. Read the July MSMR: https://www.health.mil/MSMR #AFHSD_MSMR #oralcancer

In the U.S. general population, oral cavity and pharynx cancer is most frequently diagnosed among those aged 55 to 64. The Army had the highest overall 13-year incidence rate which was 2.1 times that of the Marine Corps, 1.3 times the Navy rate, and 1.2 times the Air Force incidence rate. Read the July MSMR: https://www.health.mil/MSMR #AFHSD_MSMR #oralcancer

Military readiness requires training, resiliency and overall fitness that maintain performance, build resiliency, preven...
09/20/2021

Military readiness requires training, resiliency and overall fitness that maintain performance, build resiliency, prevent injury and illness, and support speedy recovery. #OptimizeFitness

Military readiness requires training, resiliency and overall fitness that maintain performance, build resiliency, prevent injury and illness, and support speedy recovery. #OptimizeFitness

Continue to #StayVigilant. Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to improve public health, prevent communicable di...
09/16/2021

Continue to #StayVigilant. Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to improve public health, prevent communicable diseases, and reach community-level immunity. #COVID19

Many U.S. counties with low vaccination rates had high numbers of positive COVID-19 tests over the last 7 days, especially in parts of the Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest. In some areas, less than 40% of the population is vaccinated while more than 10% of COVID-19 tests were positive. Maps on CDC’s COVID Data Tracker show the overlap between vaccination rates and the percent of positive COVID-19 tests over the previous week. See the data and learn more about vaccination and COVID-19 in your area: https://bit.ly/CDTvaxbycase.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. A #AFHSD_MSMR retrospective study found that across the U.S. Armed Fo...
09/15/2021

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

A #AFHSD_MSMR retrospective study found that across the U.S. Armed Forces, exertional rhabdomyolysis is more common among males, non-Hispanic blacks, Marines, recruits, members of major ground combat units, and those with sickle cell trait. The study focused on the United States Air Force: https://www.health.mil/MSMR
U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS #SickleCellAwareness #SickleCellMatters2021

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month.

A #AFHSD_MSMR retrospective study found that across the U.S. Armed Forces, exertional rhabdomyolysis is more common among males, non-Hispanic blacks, Marines, recruits, members of major ground combat units, and those with sickle cell trait. The study focused on the United States Air Force: https://www.health.mil/MSMR
U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS #SickleCellAwareness #SickleCellMatters2021

A new #AFHSD_MSMR highlights the long-acting reversible contraceptive use among women, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, ...
09/14/2021

A new #AFHSD_MSMR highlights the long-acting reversible contraceptive use among women, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and the evolution of military health surveillance reporting. Read more in the July MSMR: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

A new #AFHSD_MSMR highlights the long-acting reversible contraceptive use among women, oral cavity and pharynx cancers, and the evolution of military health surveillance reporting. Read more in the July MSMR: https://www.health.mil/MSMR

Military planners can stay informed and review breaking health threats and disease outbreaks that may impact U.S. Depart...
09/13/2021

Military planners can stay informed and review breaking health threats and disease outbreaks that may impact U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) populations. The Health Surveillance Explorer provides daily alerts: https://www.health.mil/HSE #AFHSD #IntegratedBiosurveillance U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) U.S. Northern Command

Military planners can stay informed and review breaking health threats and disease outbreaks that may impact U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) populations. The Health Surveillance Explorer provides daily alerts: https://www.health.mil/HSE #AFHSD #IntegratedBiosurveillance U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) U.S. Northern Command

We honor and recognize those lost on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. #WeRemember911 #StayVigilant
09/11/2021

We honor and recognize those lost on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. #WeRemember911 #StayVigilant

We honor and recognize those lost on the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. #WeRemember911 #StayVigilant

Data from AFHSD's MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the five most common sexually transmitted infections among active c...
09/10/2021

Data from AFHSD's MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the five most common sexually transmitted infections among active component service members of the U.S. Armed Forces during 2012–2020. Download the March issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr #SexualHealth

Data from AFHSD's MSMR summarizes incidence rates of the five most common sexually transmitted infections among active component service members of the U.S. Armed Forces during 2012–2020. Download the March issue: https://www.health.mil/msmr #SexualHealth

Typical risk factors for tick-borne encephalitis include living in a known risk area and engaging in activities in woode...
09/09/2021

Typical risk factors for tick-borne encephalitis include living in a known risk area and engaging in activities in wooded/forested areas, such as hiking, camping, mushroom gathering, and military field exercises. #ThrowbackThursday
#ticks U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. European Command (EUCOM) #TickBite

Typical risk factors for tick-borne encephalitis include living in a known risk area and engaging in activities in wooded/forested areas, such as hiking, camping, mushroom gathering, and military field exercises. #ThrowbackThursday
#ticks U.S. Indo-Pacific Command U.S. European Command (EUCOM) #TickBite

Test and detection: A retrospective study in the MSMR focused on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. Department of D...
09/08/2021

Test and detection: A retrospective study in the MSMR focused on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) population. More than 7,000 samples were tested. Read the findings: https://www.health.mil/msmr

U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine #RespiratorySurveillance U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Northern Command U.S. Indo-Pacific Command #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #HealthSurveillanceMSMR

Test and detection: A retrospective study in the MSMR focused on the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 in the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) population. More than 7,000 samples were tested. Read the findings: https://www.health.mil/msmr

U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine #RespiratorySurveillance U.S. European Command (EUCOM) U.S. Northern Command U.S. Indo-Pacific Command #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #HealthSurveillanceMSMR

September is Su***de Prevention Month.In 2020, mental health disorders accounted for more hospital bed days (n=165,296) ...
09/07/2021
Su***de Prevention and Connectedness with Others are Intertwined

September is Su***de Prevention Month.

In 2020, mental health disorders accounted for more hospital bed days (n=165,296) than any other morbidity category and nearly half (49.3%) of all hospital bed days overall for active component service members. The May Medical Surveillance Monthly Report has the analysis. #EndTheStigma #MSMR U.S. Army U.S. Navy United States Air Force U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Air Force Medical Service - AFMS Army Medicine Navy Medicine

September is Su***de Prevention Month: Help is Within Reach

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Welcome to the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB) official page on Facebook! Following We are on Facebook to provide timely, relevant, actionable and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations. The AFHSB leads a collaborative effort that includes the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and & Readiness, U.S. and foreign military services, civilian agencies, clinical experts and academic institutions that are dedicated to improving the health of service members and their families. While this is an open forum, it’s also a family friendly one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clear. In addition, we ask you to follow the Department of Defense user agreement which can be found here: http://www.defense.gov/socialmedia/user-agreement.aspx. Furthermore, the appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by AFHSC of the linked websites, or the information, products or service contained therein. Please let us know about existing external links you believe are inappropriate. This page is administered by the following: BC - Mr. Cowles, AFHSB Media Specialist JE – Ms. Evans, AFHSB Public Relations and Media Specialist If you have a media query, please contact Bryan Cowles or Judith Evans, AFHSB Media Relations at 301-319-3240.

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