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Health Datapalooza Promotes Innovation and Networking
Released: 5/30/2012

The Health Datapalooza, the third annual Health Data Initiative Forum, will feature dozens of app demos, challenge announcements, technology panels, and speakers such as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and Wired Magazine Executive Editor Thomas Goetz

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Speeding Progress Against Obesity Crisis: IOM Report Release May 8
Released: 4/30/2012

The surge in America’s obesity rates demands faster progress to stop and reverse these trends. Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, the Institute of Medicine’s latest report on combating the obesity epidemic, focuses on strategies that various sectors of society can take to support individuals' and families' efforts to achieve healthy diets and physical activity levels.

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Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs: IOM Report Releases May 1
Released: 4/25/2012

Although drugs undergo safety tests prior to approval, sometimes harmful effects do not become apparent until a product has been on the market for a while and has been used by a larger, more diverse population.

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Funding Public Health: IOM Report Release April 10
Released: 4/5/2012

For the Public's Health: Investing in a Healthier Future, a new report by the Institute of Medicine, assesses the impact of fluctuations in public health funding and recommends innovative policies and mechanisms to ensure state and local public health departments receive adequate funds to meet the nation's health goals.

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IOM Report on Safety of Imported Foods, Drugs to Be Discussed at Public Briefing
Released: 4/4/2012

Members of the Institute of Medicine committee that wrote the new report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad will discuss their report with interested stakeholders and reporters at a one-hour public briefing. The briefing will begin at 1 p.m. EDT Wednesday, April 4, in the First Amendment Lounge of the National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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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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Integrating Primary Care and Public Health: IOM Report Release March 28
Released: 3/21/2012

Despite their shared goal of promoting people’s health, primary care providers and public health professionals have largely worked separately, which can result in missed opportunities to take advantage of the strengths of both fields. Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines what it will take to catalyze greater coordination and collaboration between the fields and specific ways that two key federal agencies - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration - can foster this integration.

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IOM Report on Improving “Omics-Based” Test Development Releases March 23
Released: 3/21/2012

Genomics, proteomics, and other branches of molecular bioscience offer the possibility of greater precision in medical care by tailoring therapies to patients' genetic or molecular profiles. But some clinical tests based on "omics" research, including tests developed by researchers at Duke University to select chemotherapy for cancer patients, have proved invalid. Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends steps to help avoid future problems associated with moving omics-based discoveries from the lab to clinical settings.

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Monitoring HIV Care to Improve Patients’ Outcomes – IOM Report Releases March 15
Released: 3/9/2012

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy issued by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy along with provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aim to optimize health care and outcomes for the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies reliable ways to measure and track the impact of these policies on health outcomes for people with HIV/AIDS. It also discusses the balance necessary between protecting patients’ privacy and ensuring that appropriate health information is securely exchanged between clinical care and support programs that serve this population.

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Drug Studies Involving Children: IOM Report Releases Feb. 29
Released: 2/27/2012

Researching the safety and effectiveness of new drugs is more challenging in children than adults. Congress sought to boost studies involving pediatric patients by creating legislation that provides economic incentives and adds requirements for such research. Safe and Effective Medicines for Children: Pediatric Studies Conducted Under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides an independent assessment of several aspects of the studies carried out under this legislation, including the ethical challenges and the timeliness and usefulness of the clinical data that has been generated.

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