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Psychological Testing in Social Security Disability Determination - New IOM Report 4/10
Released: 4/8/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine evaluates the value and use of psychological testing in determining disability claims submitted to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

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IOM Report Examines New Studies on Salt Intake Levels and Health Outcomes
Released: 5/6/2013

Sodium Intake in Populations: Assessment of Evidence, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a group of recent studies that look at the connections between sodium consumption and health outcomes like heart disease and death, in contrast with previous studies that link sodium intake to blood pressure. The report also examines the potential health outcomes of reducing sodium consumption from the levels many Americans eat as well as to the lower end of intake levels recommended for population subgroups.

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Sports-Related Concussion -- Meeting Feb. 25
Released: 2/22/2013

An Institute of Medicine committee studying sports-related concussions in youth will hold a workshop to gather data and perspectives from experts and stakeholders, including health care providers, coaches, and parents. Topics will include the effectiveness of protective equipment, the role of sports rules, and physical training-related concussions in military personnel.

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Vaccine Schedule Safety: IOM Report to Release Jan. 16
Released: 1/9/2013

The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines evidence about the schedule's safety and recommends the best way to conduct any needed investigations. Members of the committee that wrote the report will discuss their conclusions and recommendations during a one-hour telephone briefing starting at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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U.S. Health Ranking Among High-Income Countries -- Telephone News Briefing Jan. 9
Released: 1/7/2013

A new report from the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine compares the health of the American population with that of 16 high-income countries that include Australia, Canada, Japan, and many western European countries. The report explores health outcomes beyond mortality rates and is the first to look comprehensively at multiple diseases, injuries, and health-related behaviors across the entire life span.

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Concussions Among Youth Athletes: Institute of Medicine and National Research Council Meeting on Jan. 7
Released: 1/3/2013

The Institute of Medicine and National Research Council will hold the first meeting for a new study on sports-related concussions in youth that will review the science on concussions, including risk factors, long-term consequences, and the effectiveness of protective devices and equipment among other topics.

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Uses of DOD's Joint Pathology Center Biorepository: IOM Report Releases Oct. 10
Released: 10/8/2012

Future Uses of the Department of Defense Joint Pathology Center Biorepository, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, offers guidance to DOD on maintaining and managing the collection and determining appropriate uses of its samples in research, education, and consultations.

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Monitoring HIV/AIDS Care: New IOM Report
Released: 10/5/2012

A new report from the Institute of Medicine concludes that with enhancements, the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) can be used to obtain data from a nationally representative sample of people with HIV in order to monitor the ACA’s effect on their access to and use of care.

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Measuring Youth Fitness: Institute of Medicine Report Releases Thursday, Sept. 27
Released: 9/25/2012

Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies which techniques to assess fitness in youths have the strongest evidence base and offers guidance to those developing and conducting national youth fitness surveys and school-based fitness testing.

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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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