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Vital Signs Aug2010

Vital Signs Aug2010

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MHS Vital Signs is the Military Health System’s monthly electronic newsletter, e-mailed to subscribers via GovDelivery. MHS Vital Signs provides the latest news and information on health care, education and training, research, and technology in the Military Health System. Subscribe online at health.mil/vitalsigns.

This month’s issue supports Immunization Awareness Month and features Col. Krukar, director of the Military Vaccine Agency, also known as MILVAX.
MHS Vital Signs is the Military Health System’s monthly electronic newsletter, e-mailed to subscribers via GovDelivery. MHS Vital Signs provides the latest news and information on health care, education and training, research, and technology in the Military Health System. Subscribe online at health.mil/vitalsigns.

This month’s issue supports Immunization Awareness Month and features Col. Krukar, director of the Military Vaccine Agency, also known as MILVAX.

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MHS
MILITARY HEALTH SYSTEM E-BULLETIN
Vital Signs
ISSUE 17AUGUST 2010
IN THIS ISSUE
MHS Vital Signs
is distributedmonthly to your inbox. To sign upand view the full version, visit us onthe web at www.health.mil/vitalsigns.August 2010 Online Edition:
•AugustIsImmunizationAwarenessMonth•Mullen:MilitaryNeedsLeaderstoAddressSuicideIssue•Like“RunningontheMoon”:BrigadeUsesNewTechnologytoAdvanceSoldiers’Rehab•NewPoliciesProtectTroopsFromMildTraumaticBrainInjuries•MHSProfiles:CrackingtheCode–DoD’sQuestforaMalariaVaccine•ResearchRoundup:USUResearchersBreakNewGroundinProstateCancerBattlees•DidYouKnow?
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UPCOMING EVENTS
USU-Henry Jackson FoundationMilitary Medicine Symposium:Advancing Public-PrivatePartnerships
Sept.23,Washington,D.C.
4th Military Vision Symposium onOcular and Brain Injury
Sept.26-30,Boston
Welcome
EveryAugust,theDepartmentofDefenseandtheMilitaryVaccineAgencypartnerwiththeCentersforDiseaseControlandPreventiontosupportNationalImmunizationAwarenessMonth.Thisyear’stheme,“ImmunizationHealthandtheDoDFamily,”wasadoptedtohelpeducatebeneciariesandheightenawarenessoftheimportanceandbenetofmaintainingup-to-datevaccinations.DoDwillcontinuetoemphasizeimmunizationhealthandotherlong-heldprinciplesinAugust,aswellasduringthe2010-2011seasonalinuenzavaccinationcampaign.Vaccinationsandotherpreventivehealthmeasuressuchasfrequenthandwashing,sneezingintoone’ssleeveandavoidingclosecontactwithsickpeoplecontinuetoprovidethebestprotectionagainstinuenzaandothercommunicablediseases.Simplyput,theseeffortsareforcemultipliers.MILVAXpromotesexcellenceinimmunizationdeliveryandoffersmanytrainingopportunitiesforhealthcareproviders,commandersandservicememberstokeepthemcurrentonchangesinpolicyandnewinitiatives.MILVAX’swebsite,www.vaccines.milisacomprehensiveaccesspointforthisinformation.Thetoppriorityistoensurethehealthandwell-beingoftheDoDfamily,andqualityimmunizationprogramsarekeytofulllingthatpriority.Col.MichaelKrukarDirector,MilitaryVaccineAgency
August Is Immunization Awareness Month
Properimmunizationisanessentialcomponentofgood,preventivehealthcarebecauseitcanprovidecontinuousprotectionagainstvaccine-preventablediseases.Thesediseasesinclude,butarenotlimitedto,hepatitis,tetanus,typhoid,measles,mumpsandrubella.Vaccinationsareparticularlyimportantforat-riskpopulations,includingservicemembers,newmothers,infants,school-agedchildrenandseniorcitizens.Thepriorityvaccinationsforeachgrouparedifferentanddependonage,lifestyle,andoccupationalfactors,amongotherthings.Regardless,everyonecanbenetfromkeepingtheirvaccinationscurrentandtheirimmunizationrecordsuptodate.Readmoreat
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