Medical Surveillance Monthly Report (MSMR). Volume 12, Number 5, July 2006
ARMED FORCES HEALTH SURVEILLANCE CENTER SILVER SPRING MD
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Throughout history, heat-related injuries have been significant threats to the health and operational effectiveness of military members. Decades of operational lessons learned and numerous research studies have resulted in doctrine, equipment, and training methods that significantly reduce the adverse effects of heat on U.S. military activities. Still, physical exertion in hot environments causes numerous and occasionally fatal injuries of U.S. soldiers. On a regular basis, the MSMR summarizes the heat injury experience of U.S. Army soldiers. This report summarizes hospitalizations, outpatient visits, and notifiable medical event reports related to heat injuries among active duty soldiers from January through December 2005.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Stress Physiology
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations