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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: June 12,
    Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline
  • Released: May 01,
    In early 1998, the Institute of Medicine appointed an expert subcommittee of the Standing Committee on dietary Reference Intakes to develop the statistical underpinnings and guidance necessary for the appropriate uses of the new DRIs.
  • Released: May 01,
    Tuberculosis emerged as an epidemic in the 1600s, began to decline as sanitation improved in the 19th century, and retreated further when effective therapy was developed in the 1950s. TB was virtually forgotten until a recent resurgence in the U.S. and around the world-ominously, in forms resistant to commonly used medicines. In this report, Ending Neglect: The Elimination of Tuberculosis in the U.S., the committee offers recommendations in the key areas of epidemiology and prevention, diagnosis and treatment, funding and organization of public initiatives, and the U.S. role worldwide.
  • Released: January 01,
    Since about 1980, asthma prevalence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have increased substantially, especially among children. Recent studies have suggested that indoor exposures--to dust mites, cockroaches, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and other biological and chemical pollutants--may influence the disease course of asthma. To ensure an appropriate response, public health and education officials have sought a science-based assessment of asthma and its relationship to indoor air exposures.Clearing the Air meets examines how indoor pollutants contribute to asthma-- its causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity.
  • Released: January 01,
    In an effort to increase our knowledge and understanding of the role of the private and public health sectors in emerging infectious diseases surveillance and response, the Forum hosted a two day workshop in November, 1998. The workshop, titled, Public Health Systems: Assessing Capacities to Respond to Emerging Infections, explored how the privatization of public health laboratories and the modernization of public health care may impact infectious disease surveillance and outbreak detection.
  • Released: January 01,
    The board followed debates taking place in state capitals throughout 1998 and 1999, and decided in July 1999, in consultation with the Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention of the Institute of Medicine, that it would be useful to summarize evidence about the effectiveness of state tobacco control programs and to briefly describe those programs for state government officials.
  • Released: January 01,
    Malnutrition and obesity are both common among Americans over age 65. There are also a host of other medical conditions from which older people and other Medicare beneficiaries suffer that could be improved with appropriate nutritional intervention. Despite that, access to a nutrition professional is very limited. This book addresses these questions, provides recommendations for nutrition services for the elderly, and considers how the coverage policy should be approached and practiced.
  • Released: January 01,
    The centerpiece of the meeting was a mini-symposium in which several invited speakers helped the CRR explore some of the difficulties involved in attracting, training, and sustaining clinical investigators. The group concluded by forming four subgroups to explore potential activities in the areas of data collection, the current and evolving clinical research process, career development, and public involvement in clinical research.
  • Released: January 01,
    The development of rational therapeutics for infants and children has recently received much attention from the academic community, industry, the U.S. Congress, and the federal government. The members of the Roundtable on Research and Development of Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices recognized that a variety of interesting and challenging issues are being raised, from several different perspectives, among a diverse group of interested and affected parties.
  • Released: January 01,
    This book looks at worker safety in the changing workplace and the challenge of ensuring a supply of top-notch occupational safety and health (OSH) professionals. Recommendations are addressed to federal and state agencies, OSH organizations, educational institutions, employers, unions, and other stakeholders.
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