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  • Released: May 21, 2002
    Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late, the second report in a series of six from the Institiute of Medicine's Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, examines the real consequences for adults who lack health insurance.
  • Released: April 20, 2002
    To explore whether soccer playing puts youths at risk for lasting brain damage, the Institute of Medicine held a workshop on October 12, 2001 at which experts in head injury, sports medicine, pediatrics, and bioengineering were asked to explore the scope of the scientific evidence regarding head injuries in youth soccer.
  • 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: March 20, 2002
    The report from that study, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, found that a consistent body of research demonstrates significant variation in the rates of medical procedures by race, even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable.
  • Released: February 20, 2002
    The Immunization Safety Review committee reviewed the evidence regarding the hypothesis that multiple immunizations increase the risk for immune dysfunction, with a focus on evidence related to risk for infections, the autoimmune disease type I diabetes, and allergic disorders.
  • 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 05, 2001
    The growing volume of scientific research has left the scientific community struggling to stay abreast of findings in their specialties. It is even more difficult for ordinary citizens to discern the facts relevant to the decisions that they face. These facts could be spread among many research areas, each surrounded by uncertainty and controversy. This mini-symposium discussed the challenge of risk communication and how we, as scientists, can more effectively engage the media, communities, and individuals.
  • Released: November 15, 2001
    Two workshops were convened for the committee on the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adult and Adolescent Suicide of the Institute of Medicine. Workshop I was on Risk Factors for Suicide and convened on March 14, 2001. Workshop II was on Suicide Prevention and Intervention and convened on May 14, 2001.
  • Released: November 15, 2001
    Two workshops were convened for the committee on the Pathophysiology and Prevention of Adult and Adolescent Suicide of the Institute of Medicine. Workshop I was on Risk Factors for Suicide and convened on March 14, 2001. Workshop II was on Suicide Prevention and Intervention and convened on May 14, 2001.
  • Released: November 09, 2001
    The objective of the workshop that is the subject of this summary report was to present the challenges and opportunities for medical devices as perceived by the key stakeholders in the field.
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