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 16, 2002
Zoonotic diseases represent one of the leading causes of illness and death from infectious disease. Worldwide, zoonotic diseases have a negative impact on commerce, travel, and economies. In most developing countries, zoonotic diseases are among those diseases of major public health significance and contribute significantly to an already overly burdened public health system. The summary report of the workshop's presentations and discussions, The Emergence of Zoonotic Diseases: Understanding the Impact on Animal and Human Health, includes discussion summary and individually authored papers.
Released: January 29, 2002
In a three-day workshop, convened by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Emerging Infections, experts from each of these communities came together to identify, clarify, and prioritize the next steps that need to be taken in order to prepare and strengthen bioterrorism response capabilities.
Released: December 21, 2001
On June 15, 2001 state and local health officials from Illinois, Michigan, and the cities of Chicago and Detroit met with representatives from federal health agencies, private health insurance plans, medical societies, and health centers to examine the implications of the findings and recommendations of the IOM report, Calling the Shots: Immunization Finance Policies and Practices ), for their jurisdictions.
Released: October 21, 2001
The Committee on Military Nutrition Research of the Institute of Medicine's Food and Nutrition Board was asked by the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) to prepare a brief report that would assist the Department of Defense in transitioning civilian and military caffeine research to military application.
Released: April 23, 2001
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health recognized the need for an independent group to carefully examine the hypothesized MMR-autism link and address other vaccine-safety issues as well, in order to give some guidance to themselves, health care providers, researchers, and a concerned public.
Released: April 03, 2001
Emerging Infectious Diseases from the Global to the Local Perspective, the summary report from the workshop, examines the interplay among emerging infections and economics and trade; public health policies; population and demography; strategic planning and resource allocation; and, infrastructure and capacity to prevent, detect, and treat these diseases.
Released: January 31, 2001
The Rosenthal lecture included in this volume captures a panel discussion on complementary and alternative medicine.
Released: January 17, 2001
Every year workers' low-back, hand, and arm problems lead to time away from jobs and reduce the nation's economic productivity. The connection of these problems to workplace activities-from carrying boxes to lifting patients to pounding computer keyboards-is the subject of major disagreements among workers, employers, advocacy groups, and researchers. Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace examines the scientific basis for connecting musculoskeletal disorders with the workplace, considering people, job tasks, and work environments.
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.