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Linda Aiken, Whose Research Revealed the Importance of Nursing in Patient Outcomes, Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine today presented the 2013 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Linda Aiken, Claire M. Fagin Leadership Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, for her rigorous research demonstrating the importance of nursing care and work environments in achieving safe, effective, patient-centered, and affordable health care.

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Extensive Study on Concussions in Youth Sports Finds 'Culture of Resistance' for Self-Reporting Injury; Not Enough Evidence to Support Claim That Helmets Reduce Concussion Risk
Released: 10/30/2013

Young athletes in the U.S. face a "culture of resistance" to reporting when they might have a concussion and to complying with treatment plans, which could endanger their well-being, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. The report provides a broad examination of concussions in a variety of youth sports with athletes aged 5 to 21.

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  • Quiz (HTML)
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  • Play it Safe! Video PSA Contest (HTML)
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IOM Elects 70 New Members, 10 Foreign Associates
Released: 10/15/2012

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today announced the names of 70 new members and 10 foreign associates during its 42nd annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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BMI and Shuttle Run Among Techniques IOM Report Recommends for Youth Fitness Testing
Released: 9/27/2012

Techniques ranging from running to push-ups to sit-and-reach tests have been used to measure various aspects of fitness in children and adults. However, evidence is sparse on how well some of these techniques correspond to desired health outcomes in children, fueling debate about the best fitness measures for youth.

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IOM Partners in 'The Weight of the Nation,' A New National Initiative to Confront Obesity Crisis
Released: 1/13/2012

As obesity continues to diminish the quality of people's lives and raise health care costs, the Institute of Medicine is pleased to join HBO, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente in developing "The Weight of the Nation," a new national campaign tackling the obesity crisis.

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IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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IOM Report Calls for Cultural Transformation of Attitudes Toward Pain and Its Prevention and Management
Released: 6/29/2011

Every year, at least 116 million adult Americans experience chronic pain, a condition that costs the nation between $560 billion and $635 billion annually, says a new report from the IOM. Much of this pain is preventable or could be better managed, added the committee that wrote the report.

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  • Testimony: Philip Pizzo (PDF)
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The National Academies Press Makes All PDF Books Free to Download
Released: 6/2/2011

As of today all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press will be downloadable to anyone free of charge.

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IOM and NAE Launch Collegiate Challenge Aimed at Solving Health Problems Through Creative Technology Development
Released: 2/17/2011

'Go Viral to Improve Health: IOM-NAE Health Data Collegiate Challenge' was launched today by the IOM and National Academy of Engineering to promote interaction among future health professionals, engineers, and scientists and to spur interest in harnessing new technologies and data to solve vexing health issues. The challenge calls on university and college students studying engineering, computer science, and health disciplines to work in interdisciplinary teams to transform health data into new mobile apps, online tools or games, or other innovative products that can improve health at the community level.

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The National Academies Announce Programs in Celebration of African American History Month
Released: 2/12/2010

In February, the National Academies will hold a series of events in celebration of African American History Month. The newly launched African American History Program website features in-depth biographies of African Americans who have made outstanding contributions to society through science, engineering, and medicine.

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