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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: January 16, 2001
    In response to a 1999 Congressional request, the Institute of Medicine convened the Committee on Occupational Exposure to Tuberculosis to study the risk of TB among health care workers and the possible effects of federal guidelines and regulations designed to reduce that risk.
  • Released: January 08, 2001
    Multiple Sclerosis: Current Status and Strategies for the Future is a strategic review of MS research on behalf of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
  • Released: November 06,
    The committee submits this interim letter report with a sense of extreme urgency in an effort to reinforce the view that there is a critical need for the DoD to expeditiously reestablish a process for the licensure, manufacture, purchase, and distribution of the adenovirus vaccine to military personnel undergoing recruit training activities.
  • Released: October 11,
    In 1999, in response to a request from the Department of Veterans Affairs, IOM called together a committee to conduct an interim review of the scientific evidence regarding one of the conditions addressed in the Veterans and Agent Orange series of reports: Type 2 diabetes.
  • Released: June 16,
    At the request of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an arm of the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, established a committee to examine the roles and responsibilities of state and federal gov-ernments in supporting immunization services and to identify basic strategies that could strengthen the national immunization system in the current health care climate.
  • Released: May 01,
    Tuberculosis emerged as an epidemic in the 1600s, began to decline as sanitation improved in the 19th century, and retreated further when effective therapy was developed in the 1950s. TB was virtually forgotten until a recent resurgence in the U.S. and around the world-ominously, in forms resistant to commonly used medicines. In this report, Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the U.S., the committee offers recommendations in the key areas of epidemiology and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, funding and organization of public initiatives, and the U.S. role worldwide.
  • Released: January 01,
    Since about 1980, asthma prevalence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have increased substantially, especially among children. Recent studies have suggested that indoor exposures--to dust mites, cockroaches, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and other biological and chemical pollutants--may influence the disease course of asthma. To ensure an appropriate response, public health and education officials have sought a science-based assessment of asthma and its relationship to indoor air exposures.Clearing the Air meets examines how indoor pollutants contribute to asthma-- its causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity.
  • Released: January 01,
    Enhancing Data Systems to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care will be an indispensable resource to organizations addressing quality of care issues, cancer care administrators, cancer registries, health services researchers, research sponsors, consumer organizations, professional organizations, federal and state policy makers, and academic program.
  • Released: January 01,
    In an effort to increase our knowledge and understanding of the role of the private and public health sectors in emerging infectious diseases surveillance and response, the Forum hosted a two day workshop in November, 1998. The workshop, titled, Public Health Systems: Assessing Capacities to Respond to Emerging Infections, explored how the privatization of public health laboratories and the modernization of public health care may impact infectious disease surveillance and outbreak detection.
  • Released: January 01,
    Malnutrition and obesity are both common among Americans over age 65. There are also a host of other medical conditions from which older people and other Medicare beneficiaries suffer that could be improved with appropriate nutritional intervention. Despite that, access to a nutrition professional is very limited. This book addresses these questions, provides recommendations for nutrition services for the elderly, and considers how the coverage policy should be approached and practiced.
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