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2011-07-19 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes, issued the following statement today: "The March of Dimes commends the Institute of Medicine for its thoughtful recommendations in the report released today, "Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps." If adopted by the federal government, these recommendations will have a significant impact in improving the health of women, infants and children. "The March of...

2011-07-19 15:31:00

A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Women's Preventive Services Study Committee recommended that health insurers cover "the full range of Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity" without co-pays or deductibles for patients. The IOM...

2011-07-19 14:09:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), on the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that contraceptives and family planning services be covered as preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. NFPRHA represents administrators and clinicians in publicly supported family planning programs throughout the country. Today's recommendations by the...

2011-07-14 15:30:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, welcomes the attention and the awareness of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to improving access to oral health care, especially for the most vulnerable children. The mission of the AAPD is to promote optimal oral health for all children, and our members are the frontline providers of oral health care for the nation's infants, children,...

2011-07-14 12:01:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 14, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation applauds a new report issued yesterday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as an important step in improving access to oral health care for vulnerable children and families. The report offers a clear roadmap for how public and private entities - including dental schools, dental...

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2011-07-14 10:55:00

New analysis from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds that fewer than half of all Americans see a dentist each year and millions live in areas where access to dental care is limited at best. A severe shortage of dentists, especially in rural areas and minority settings, is contributing to the "persistent and systemic" barriers to oral health care, IOM's report notes. Various factors create barriers, preventing access for vulnerable and underserved populations, such as children and those...

2011-07-13 14:50:00

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We welcome the IOM's ambitious 243-page report on ways to improve the nation's oral health care delivery system, and we look forward to reviewing it in greater detail. Based on the report's summary, we agree wholeheartedly with many of its recommendations. In fact, many of them reflect policies and programs that the ADA has had in place for years. "We have long said that Medicaid funding and administration must be improved, and that...

2011-07-13 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access to oral health care, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. To remove these barriers -- which disproportionately affect children, seniors, minorities, and other vulnerable populations -- the report recommends changing funding and reimbursement for dental care;...

2011-06-30 11:00:00

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) welcomes the recent landmark report to Congress by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences titled Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Treatment, and Research. This comprehensive study, mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, identifies pain as a major health problem in the U.S. and lays the foundation for chronic pain...

2011-06-29 18:16:00

GLENVIEW, Ill., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the one of every four American adults who suffers from chronic pain, the findings released today by the Institute of Medicine in its report, "Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research" will evoke a sigh of relief. More people suffer with pain than the number afflicted by cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined, the IOM committee noted. The 2010 Patient Protection and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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