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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: May 16, 2003
    In January 2002, health officials, public health experts, health care providers, health plan representatives, health care purchasers, and community leaders met at the University of California at Los Angeles to discuss state-specific challenges for immunization finance and future strategies for strengthening immunization activities and the public health infrastructure that supports those activities. This report summarizes the discussions of the workshop, which examined immunization issues in California, with a special focus on Los Angeles and San Diego counties.
  • Released: April 18, 2003
    Currently, the United States has a limited repertoire of licensed medical countermeasures that the Department of Defense (DoD) can use to protect members of the armed forces against more than a dozen bacteria, viruses, and toxins identified as possible biological warfare agents. As part of its Chemical and Biological Defense Program, DoD is engaged in research and development efforts aimed at making available a broader range of medical countermeasures.
  • Released: April 18, 2003
    The serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) assay is a common blood test that is already covered by the Medicare program for the diagnosis and treatment of illness. This report is an inquiry into the additional costs and benefits of also offering this test as a preventive service.
  • Released: April 18, 2003
    On June 17-18, 2002 over 150 leaders and experts from health professions education, regulation, policy, advocacy, quality, and industry attended the Health Professions Education Summit to discuss and help the committee develop strategies for restructuring clinical education to be consistent with the principles of the 21st-century health system.
  • Released: April 17, 2003
    During the period from 1955-1975, the U.S. Army conducted a series of experiments at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland in which military volunteers were exposed to various kinds of substances, including chemical warfare agents such as sarin and other anticholinesterases. This is the second survey done to examine the adverse long-term effects of known exposure in the volunteers from the Edgewood experiments.
  • Released: April 16, 2003
    The report, Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations was released to the public on Wednesday, January 14, 2004.
  • Released: April 10, 2003
    This report examines our understanding of the relationships among microbes, disease vectors, and human hosts, and explores possible new strategies for meeting the challenge of resistance. The report is a summary of a two-day workshop held by the Forum on Emerging Infections in February 2002.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
    Intended to improve the current system of organ procurement and allocation, the "Final Rule," a 1998 regulation issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, sparked further controversy with its attempts to eliminate the apparent geographic disparities in the time an individual must wait for an organ. This book assesses the potential impact of the Final Rule on organ transplantation.
  • Released: April 07, 2003
  • Released: April 07, 2003
    Women's health, as a field of study, is a developing discipline. Health theories in general have been based on studies of men. However, in recent years, more attention has shifted to women's health, realizing the disparities between men and women in relation to their health. During the last two decades, a similar shift has occurred for a group of women--lesbian women--to further identify and specify their health needs. Lesbian Health: Current Assessment and Directions for the Future takes a frank look at the political pressures, community attitudes, and professional concerns uniquely affecting the study of lesbian health issues.
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