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Press Release: Institute of Medicine to Become National Academy of Medicine
Released: 4/28/2015

Today, at its 152nd annual meeting, the membership of the National Academy of Sciences voted to change the name of the Institute of Medicine to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Press Release: Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters
Released: 4/15/2015

U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts – something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Press Release: Age-Related Changes in the Brain Can Have Significant Impact on Individuals, Society; Report Identifies Three Top Actions to Help Promote Cognitive Health
Released: 4/14/2015

Gradual and variable change in mental functions that occurs naturally as people age, not as part of a neurological disease such as Alzheimer’s disease, is one of the most challenging health issues encountered by older adults, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

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Press Release: Increased Use of Psychological Testing Would Strengthen Process for Social Security Disability Determination
Released: 4/10/2015

WASHINGTON – Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability determinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Psychological Testing in Social Security Disability Determination - New IOM Report 4/10
Released: 4/8/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine evaluates the value and use of psychological testing in determining disability claims submitted to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

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What You're Reading - March 2015

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of March 2015.

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Margaret A. Hamburg Appointed as Institute of Medicine Foreign Secretary
Released: 4/6/2015

Margaret A. (Peggy) Hamburg, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been appointed as the next foreign secretary of the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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How the RDA for Vitamin D Was Determined

A recent Viewpoint in the Journal of the American Medical Association written by two committee members that authored the 2011 IOM report Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D reaffirms the committee’s approach for calculating the daily recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D.

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Nominations for the 2015 Lienhard Award and Sarnat Prize

The Institute of Medicine is accepting nominations for The Gustav O. Lienhard Award and The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health through May 5.

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