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Press Release: Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters
Released: 4/15/2015

U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts – something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Press Release: Age-Related Changes in the Brain Can Have Significant Impact on Individuals, Society; Report Identifies Three Top Actions to Help Promote Cognitive Health
Released: 4/14/2015

Gradual and variable change in mental functions that occurs naturally as people age, not as part of a neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most challenging health issues encountered by older adults, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Press Release: Increased Use of Psychological Testing Would Strengthen Process for Social Security Disability Determination
Released: 4/10/2015

WASHINGTON – Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability determinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Psychological Testing in Social Security Disability Determination - New IOM Report 4/10
Released: 4/8/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine evaluates the value and use of psychological testing in determining disability claims submitted to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

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IOM Report Examines New Studies on Salt Intake Levels and Health Outcomes
Released: 5/6/2013

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a group of recent studies that look at the connections between sodium consumption and health outcomes like heart disease and death, in contrast with previous studies that link sodium intake to blood pressure. The report also examines the potential health outcomes of reducing sodium consumption from the levels many Americans eat as well as to the lower end of intake levels recommended for population subgroups.

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Sports-Related Concussion -- Meeting Feb. 25
Released: 2/22/2013

An Institute of Medicine committee studying sports-related concussions in youth will hold a workshop to gather data and perspectives from experts and stakeholders, including health care providers, coaches, and parents. Topics will include the effectiveness of protective equipment, the role of sports rules, and physical training-related concussions in military personnel.

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IOM Evaluation of PEPFAR to Release Feb. 20
Released: 2/15/2013

Evaluation of PEPFAR, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, presents the results of an assessment of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief as requested by Congress in its reauthorization of funding for the initiative in 2008. The report includes recommendations for how PEPFAR and its partner countries can most effectively sustain and advance gains made in preventing and treating the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide. Congress will review the initiative later this year.

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Countering Fake and Substandard Drugs: IOM Report Releases Feb. 13
Released: 2/7/2013

As the recent appearance of fake versions of cancer drugs illustrates, the increase in international production and trade of medications has come with an increase in illegitimate or poor-quality drugs reaching patients worldwide. Countering the Problem of Falsified and Substandard Drugs, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends steps to improve the capacity of the United States and other nations to discover fake or subpar products and close gaps that allow products to be falsified or diluted.

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Treating Veterans’ Chronic Multisymptom Illness: IOM Report Release Jan. 23
Released: 1/22/2013

Gulf War and Health Volume 9: Treatment for Chronic Multisymptom Illness, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the evidence about the effectiveness of potential therapies for veterans experiencing the diverse array of symptoms that characterize this condition, also known as Gulf War Syndrome. The report recommends the best approaches to managing veterans' care.

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Vaccine Schedule Safety: IOM Report to Release Jan. 16
Released: 1/9/2013

The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines evidence about the schedule's safety and recommends the best way to conduct any needed investigations. Members of the committee that wrote the report will discuss their conclusions and recommendations during a one-hour telephone briefing starting at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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