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IOM Report Identifies Public Health Actions for Improving the Lives of Those With Epilepsy
Released: 3/30/2012

An estimated 2.2 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, a complex brain disorder characterized by sudden and often unpredictable seizures. The highest rate of onset occurs in children and older adults, and it affects people of all ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds, yet this common disorder is widely misunderstood. Epilepsy refers to a spectrum of disorders with seizures that vary in type, cause, severity, and frequency. Many people do not know the causes of epilepsy or what measures to take if they witness a seizure. A new report from the Institute of Medicine highlights numerous gaps in the knowledge and management of epilepsy and recommends actions for improving the lives of those with epilepsy and their families and promoting better understanding of the disorder.

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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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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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