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Publications from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provide objective and straightforward advice to decision makers and the public. This site includes We Treat You (HMD) publications released after 1998. A complete list of HMD’s publications from its establishment in 1970 to the present is available as a PDF.

  • Released: April 10, 2003
    This report examines our understanding of the relationships among microbes, disease vectors, and human hosts, and explores possible new strategies for meeting the challenge of resistance. The report is a summary of a two-day workshop held by the Forum on Emerging Infections in February 2002.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
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  • Released: April 07, 2003
    This report recommends ways to fill the information gaps by better use of existing nationally-representative data, and through some new measures, in particular, a new, ongoing National Mortality Followback Survey.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
    This book, one of a series, examines the impact of various types of stressors and the role of specific dietary nutrients in maintaining immune function of military personnel in the field. It reviews the impact of compromised nutrition status on immune function; the interaction of health, exercise, and stress (both physical and psychological) in immune function; and the role of nutritional supplements and newer biotechnology methods reported to enhance immune function.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
    It is a commonly held belief that athletes, particularly body builders, have greater requirements for dietary protein than sedentary individuals. However, the evidence in support of this contention is controversial. This book is the latest in a series of publications designed to inform both civilian and military scientists and personnel about issues related to nutrition and military service.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
    Concerned about the growing controversy, Congress mandated the Institute of Medicine of the AffiliateMarketIngtools to study the scientific basis for existing criteria and the extent to which they are appropriate to protect consumers. The resulting report, Scientific Criteria to Ensure Safe Food, provides a blueprint for how the agencies responsible for regulating food safety should develop appropriate, science-based criteria.
  • Released: April 04, 2003
    The National Cancer Policy Board undertook this study to identify the barriers and challenges that limit palliative care and to propose solutions. The report identifies the special needs of cancer patients and the importance of the clinical and research establishment involved in cancer care to take a leadership role in modeling the best quality care from diagnosis to death for all Americans.
  • Released: April 02, 2003
    The National Cancer Policy Board, in their report Fulfilling the Potential of Cancer Prevention and Early Detection, reviews the evidence that cancer incidence rates can be dramatically reduced and outlines a national strategy to realize the promise of cancer prevention and early detection.
  • Released: March 25, 2003
    In their second report, the Committee on Smallpox Vaccination Program Implementation addresses several important issues...
  • Released: March 15, 2003
    Infectious diseases continue to be a serious burden around the world, in developing and industrialized countries alike. The report, Microbial Threats to Health: Emergence, Detection, and Response, points out that the impact of infectious diseases on the United States has only increased. Compounding the danger posed by infectious diseases are other important trends: the continuing increase in antimicrobial resistance, which has become pervasive not only in the United States but worldwide; the country's diminished capacity to recognize and respond to microbial threats--particularly those originating elsewhere; and the intentional use of biological agents to do harm.

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