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Disaster Experts Available to Respond to Health Inquiries From Officials Leading Relief and Recovery Efforts in Haiti
Released: 1/27/2010

The IOM’s Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness includes experts who specialize in managing emergencies and responding to medical, public health, and infrastructure needs before, during, and after disasters. These experts may be available to answer questions from officials confronting the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti.

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IOM Report Recommends Steps to Reduce Threats Posed by Hepatitis B and C, Which Disproportionately Affect Minorities
Released: 1/11/2010

Stepped-up vaccination requirements, a boost in resources for prevention and treatment, and a public awareness campaign similar to the effort that dispelled the stigma of HIV/AIDS are needed to curb the health threats posed by hepatitis B and hepatitis C, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Report Brief for State and Local Health Departments (PDF, HTML)
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  • Report Brief: Reducing Harm (PDF, HTML)
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Twelve Tips to Take Charge of Your Health, from the IOM President

IOM President Harvey Fineberg shares his top 12 tips for taking charge of your health.

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National Vaccine Plan Should Prioritize Efforts to Tackle Unmet Health Needs, More Resources for Safety Research and Communication
Released: 12/11/2009

While vaccines help prevent many diseases in the United States, we lack immunization protection against several serious illnesses, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine that identifies priority areas for updating the National Vaccine Plan.

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Health Reform Beyond Health Insurance

IOM President Dr. Harvey Fineberg discusses the future of health insurance in a reformed system in his annual address to IOM members.

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Smoking Bans Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks Associated with Secondhand Smoke
Released: 10/15/2009

An IOM committee concludes that secondhand-smoke exposure increases the risk of coronary heart disease and heart attacks and that smoking bans reduce this risk.

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  • Report Brief (Chinese) (PDF)
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Thomas E. Starzl, pioneer of organ transplantation science, receives Institute of Medicine's 2009 Lienhard Award
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine presented the 2009 Gustav O. Lienhard Award to Thomas E. Starzl, Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery and director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The award honors Starzl -- regarded as the "father of modern organ transplantation" -- for his foundational role in pioneering and advancing transplantation science.

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The IOM Welcomes 65 New Members and Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine today announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates in conjunction with its 39th annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

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Sociologist David Mechanic receives Institute of Medicine's 2009 Sarnat Prize in Mental Health
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine awarded the 2009 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to David Mechanic, University Professor and René Dubos Professor of Behavioral Sciences; and director, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. The Sarnat Prize, consisting of a medal and $20,000, was presented to Mechanic at IOM's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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Members Don E. Detmer, Bernard Guyer, and Joseph P. Newhouse honored for outstanding service to the IOM
Released: 10/12/2009

The Institute of Medicine honored today members Don E. Detmer, Bernard Guyer, and Joseph P. Newhouse for their outstanding service to the institution at the IOM's 39th annual meeting.

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