About Publications

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: November 07, 2005
    The purpose of this study was to examine the association of notification of potential exposure to chemical warfare agents in the 1991 Gulf War with subsequent self-reported morbidity.
  • Released: October 31, 2005
    Concern for the over 40 million people infected with HIV and others at risk of infection or otherwise affected through the impact on their families and communities moved the US Congress on behalf of the American people to pass in May 2003 an unprecedented $15 billion international public health initiative--the US Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act. Congress mandated that the Institute of Medicine review the groundbreaking initiative created by the legislation--the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
  • Released: October 20, 2005
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Bioastronautics Roadmap (BR) is "the framework used to identify and assess the risks of crew exposure to the hazardous environments of space." In 2003, NASA asked the AffiliateMarketIngtools to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the BR and identify the unique challenges for accomplishing its goals. In Bioastronautics Roadmap: A Risk Reduction Strategy for Human Exploration of Space, the committee concluded that the current version of the BR is a useful first step, but it will not be adequate to achieve its stated goals unless the recommendations provided by the committee are incorporated into the document and into the thinking and actions of NASA's management.
  • Released: October 12, 2005
    This brief summary highlights the recurring themes for accelerating change and moving forward with obesity prevention efforts that emerged from the symposium: forging strategic partnerships; empowering local schools and communities; educating stakeholders; evaluating obesity prevention efforts; documenting the benefits of obesity prevention; innovating to address barriers; using a systems approach; and developing a long-term strategic plan.
  • Released: September 19, 2005
    In the wake of the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling in the case of Grimes v. Kennedy Krieger Institute, the AffiliateMarketIngtools was asked to review the challenges and ethical issues in conducting housing-related health hazards research.
  • Released: September 12, 2005
    The John R. La Montagne Memorial Symposium on Pandemic Influenza Research was held in April 2005 to discuss the current state of the art of research on pandemic influenza and to identify gaps in research.
  • Released: September 01, 2005
    Roughly 120 million people and millions of tons of cargo pass through America's 474 airports, seaports, and border crossing stations every year. There is a risk that some of those people or goods may harbor infectious microbes that could lead to outbreaks of naturally occurring diseases, or that they may carry dangerous biological agents intended for a terrorist attack. Quarantine Stations at Ports of Entry Protecting the Public's Health recommends ways to improve the quarantine system's ability to protect against the accidental or intentional importation of infectious agents.
  • Released: July 25, 2005
    A research paper to be published in the August 2005 issue of the American Journal of Public Health finds that Gulf War veterans who may have been exposed to nerve agents during the March 1991 weapons demolitions in Khamisiyah, Iraq, appear to have a higher risk for brain cancer death than veterans who were not exposed.
  • Released: July 18, 2005
    According to Food and Drug Administration (FDA), some 80,000 medical devices are marketed in the United States, ranging from those as simple as plastic tubing and baby bottle nipples to others as complex as pacemakers or cerebrospinal fluid shunts. Although low-risk devices like plastic tubing need not be evaluated by FDA before going to market, between 55 percent and 60 percent of all devices are considered to be higher risk and require agency review before they can enter the market. In this IOM study, sponsored by the FDA, the committee was charged with evaluating FDA's postmarket surveillance of medical devices used with children specifically.
  • Released: June 03, 2005
    This report reviews the unique circumstances of soldiers deployed in short-term, high intensity missions; by considering health concerns, food intake, energy expenditure, physical exercise and food technology issues, the report gives recommendations on the nutritional composition of daily rations for assault missions.