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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 09, 2003
    The Fifth Edition features 52 new monographs on food additives and generally-recognized-as-safe (GRAS) substances, and 48 new monographs on flavoring agents, for a total of over 1000 monographs.
  • Released: October 08, 2003
    The number of adult and child and adolescent psychiatrist-researchers does not seem to be keeping pace with the needs and opportunities that exist in brain and behavioral medicine. An IOM committee conducted a broad review of the state of patient-oriented research training in the context of the psychiatric residency, and considered the obstacles to such training and strategies for overcoming those obstacles. Careful consideration was given to the demands of clinical training.
  • Released: October 06, 2003
    Infection with the influenza virus can have a serious effect on the health of people of all ages, although it is particularly worrisome for infants, the elderly, and people with underlying heart or lung problems. At least 35,000 people die in the United States every year from influenza infection. A vaccine exists (the influenza shot) that can greatly decrease the impact of influenza.
  • Released: September 30, 2003
    In this final report, the committee concludes, on the basis of its review of the contractor's final report and all previous work, that the Columbia University researchers have satisfactorily completed the research project as defined in their proposal and modified in consultation with the committee.
  • Released: September 09, 2003
    Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks – and the earlier teens start drinking, the greater the danger. Reducing Underage Drinking: A Collective Responsbility, a joint report by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use.
  • Released: September 01, 2003
    Following a decade of unprecedented school violence – between 1992 and 2001, 35 incidents occurred in which students showed up at their school or at a school-sponsored event and started firing at their schoolmates and teachers – Congress turned to the National Research Council. In 2001, Congress requested that the National Research Council study the growing incidence of lethal school violence in urban, suburban, and rural schools, and that a committee develop case studies of the circumstances that led to extreme lethal violence in schools.
  • Released: August 27, 2003
    This booklet summarizes the findings and recommendations of Improving Palliative Care for Cancer (2001), for the Spanish-speaking reader.
  • Released: August 22, 2003
    Those concerns led the National Institute of Justice to ask the Institute of Medicine to conduct a workshop on the medicolegal death investigation system in the United States. IOM appointed a committee to plan the workshop with the advice and assistance of NIJ, staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other interested constituencies. The workshop was held on March 24-25, 2003, and this report summarizes the ideas and observations expressed at the workshop.
  • Released: August 21, 2003
    Childhood cancer survivors who experience late effects as a result of their disease, its treatment, or both, are the focus of this new report, Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Improving Care and Quality of Life, which outlines a comprehensive policy agenda to improve the long-term outlook for this growing population now exceeding 270,000 Americans.
  • Released: August 19, 2003
    This booklet summarizes the findings and recommendations of Improving Palliative Care for Cancer (2001), for the lay reader.