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The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


Media Advisory

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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Military Substance Abuse Care – IOM Report Release Sept. 17
Released: 9/11/2012

Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides an independent evaluation of how well the U.S. Department of Defense and the individual service branches are diagnosing, treating, and preventing alcohol and drug misuse and abuse among military service members.

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Initial Assessment of DOD, VA PTSD Treatment Services – IOM Report Releases July 13
Released: 7/12/2012

In response to growing national concern about the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among military personnel and veterans, Congress passed legislation calling on the Institute of Medicine to study the availability and effectiveness of PTSD treatments, current and projected costs of these treatments, and what additional research is needed to improve sufferers’ outcomes.

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Burn Pits and Health Consequences – IOM Report Release Oct. 31
Released: 10/19/2011

A significant percentage of military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to open air pits in which large quantities of wastes were burned on military bases, including Joint Base Balad, a large, central logistics hub for U.S. forces in Iraq. Long-Term Health Consequences of Exposure to Burn Pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, a new report by the Institute of Medicine, assesses what conclusions can be drawn from available evidence about the risk for health consequences for service members who came into proximity of these waste disposal pits.

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TBI Therapy and Nutrition: IOM Report Releases April 20
Released: 4/14/2011

A new report from the IOM recommends which nutritional approaches DOD should adopt and priorities for further research into nutrients and diets that show promise for being effective in providing resilience or treating the immediate and near-term effects of brain injury, particularly TBI.

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