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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 30, 2001
    An Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee was asked to assist OEP in assessing the effectiveness of the MMRS program by identifying or develop-ing performance measures and systems to assess the effectiveness of, and to identify barriers re-lated to, the MMRS development process.
  • Released: October 23, 2001
    Safe Passage: Astronaut Care for Exploration Missions sets forth a vision for space medicine as it applies to deep space voyage. As space missions increase in duration from months to years and extend well beyond Earth's orbit, so will the attendant risks of working in these extreme and isolated environmental conditions. Going beyond the body of biomedical research, the report examines existing space medicine clinical and behavioral research and health care data and the policies attendant to them.
  • Released: October 11, 2001
    This is the first of six reports on the problems of uninsurance in the United States and address the extent to which Americans are without coverage, identifies social, economic, and policy factors that contribute to the situation, and reports the relative probability of being uninsured for various groups.
  • Released: October 01, 2001
  • Released: September 11, 2001
    Stem Cells and the Future of Regenerative Medicine provides a deeper exploration of the biological, ethical, and funding questions prompted by the therapeutic potential of undifferentiated human cells. In terms accessible to lay readers, the book summarizes what we know about adult and embryonic stem cells and discusses how to go about the transition from mouse studies to research that has therapeutic implications for people.
  • Released: August 31, 2001
    The Symposium on Diversity in the Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D. was convened in March 2001 to provide a forum for health policymakers, health professions educators, education policymakers, researchers, and others to address three significant and contradictory challenges. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in Health Professions illustrates how the health care industry and health care professions are fighting to retain the public’s confidence so that the U.S. health care system can continue to be the world’s best.
  • Released: June 01, 2001
  • Released: May 21, 2001
    Health and Behavior reviews our improved understanding of the complex interplay among biological, psychological, and social influences and explores findings suggested by recent research-including interventions at multiple levels that we can employ to improve human health.
  • Released: May 02, 2001
    This report offers a proposed definition of dietary fiber.
  • Released: April 24, 2001
    The Institute of Medicine formed a committee to evaluate and consider the current understanding of sex differences and determinants at the biological level and to identify current and potential barriers to the conduct of research in this area.

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