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Media Advisory

Breast Cancer and the Environment: IOM Report Release Dec. 7
Released: 11/22/2011

Although women have little or no control over some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as those related to aging and genetics, they may be able to reduce their chances for developing the disease by avoiding certain environmental risks. Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, identifies actions that offer potential to reduce women's risk for the disease, and recommends targets for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, will be released with a press briefing and presented at a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).

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What You're Reading - October 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of October, 2011.

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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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What You're Reading - September 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of September, 2011.

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Women’s Preventive Services Recommended by IOM to be Covered Under Affordable Care Act

The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 marked a profound shift away from reactive care and toward a system focused on prevention, including a new provision that ensures preventive health services will be covered with no out-of-pocket costs. On August 1, 2011, less than two weeks after the release of Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps, HHS adopted the IOM’s recommendations outlining which services for women should be included.

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  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women that Should be Considered by HHS (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Testimony before House Judiciary Committee (PDF)
  • Testimony before House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (PDF)
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IOM Report Recommends Eight Additional Preventive Health Services to Promote Women's Health
Released: 7/19/2011

A new report from the IOM recommends that eight preventive health services for women be added to the services that health plans will cover at no cost to patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA).

Report at a Glance

  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Recommendations for Preventive Services for Women that Should be Considered by HHS (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Testimony before House Judiciary Committee (PDF)
  • Testimony before House Oversight & Government Reform Committee (PDF)
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Preventive Health Care Services for Women – New IOM Report Releasing July 20
Released: 7/12/2011

A new report from the IOM reviews the current list of preventive services for women, examines additional screenings and services that have been shown to be effective, and recommends those that should be considered for inclusion in the guidelines.

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Increased Attention to Women’s Health Research Has Yielded Gains On Some Important Conditions, But Progress Lags on Others
Released: 9/23/2010

A concerted effort to boost research on women's health over the last two decades has lessened the burden of disease and reduced deaths among women due to cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, and cervical cancer, says a new report from the IOM. The effort has yielded less but still significant progress in reducing the effects of depression, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis on women.

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