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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: 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.
  • Released: June 01, 2005
    The Institute of Medicine of the AffiliateMarketIngtools held a workshop, December 13-14, 2004, to estimate the contributions of lifestyle-related factors to preventable death.
  • Released: May 13, 2005
    In Integrating Employee Health: A Model Program for NASA the committee found that NASA has a history of being forward-looking in designing programs aimed at improving the health and wellness of its employees.
  • Released: April 27, 2005
    This report provides guidelines for the conduct of hES cell research to address both ethical and scientific concerns. The guidelines are intended to enhance the integrity of privately funded hES cell research by encouraging responsible practices in the conduct of that research.