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Public Health Priorities for Those Living With Epilepsy: IOM Report Release March 30
Released: 3/22/2012

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a brain disorder characterized by sudden and unpredictable seizures. Epilepsy Across the Spectrum: Promoting Health and Understanding, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, proposes public health initiatives that aim to improve the lives of people with epilepsy and their families and promote public understanding of the disorder. The report will be released at a one-hour public briefing starting at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, March 30, in Room 100 of the National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Peace Corps Announced a New Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP) Funded Through PEPFAR

On March 13, 2012, the Peace Corps announced a new Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP), which will deploy physicians and nurses to serve as medical and nursing faculty members in developing countries.

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  • Report Brief (PDF)
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What You're Reading - February 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of February, 2012.

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What You're Reading - January 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of January, 2012.

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IOM Report on Lessening Toll of Chronic Disease Burdens Releases Jan. 31
Released: 1/27/2012

According to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, efforts to maintain or enhance the quality of life for individuals living with long-term conditions have not been given adequate attention, diminishing the nation's productivity and well-being, Living Well With Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Action, lays out a comprehensive framework intended as a to guide to the development and implementation of cross-cutting, coordinated strategies that can reduce the individual and societal burdens of chronic illness by helping people with these conditions to live well.

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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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What You Read 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2011.

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What You're Reading - December 2011

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

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IOM Report Identifies Steps That May Reduce Women's Risk For Breast Cancer Associated With Environmental Factors
Released: 12/7/2011

Women may be able to reduce their risk for breast cancer by avoiding unnecessary medical radiation, forgoing use of combination estrogen-progestin menopausal hormone therapy if possible, limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and avoiding tobacco use, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. These preventive steps focus on the environmental risk factors for which there is consistent scientific evidence of an association with breast cancer.

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  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
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  • Questions and Answers Booklet (PDF)
  • Preguntas y Respuestas (PDF)
  • Table: Opportunities for Action (PDF, HTML)
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What You're Reading - November 2011

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

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