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Federally Recommended Immunization Schedule Ok
2013-01-16 18:59:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Skeptical parents and organizations have been raising concerns about the federally recommended immunization schedule for young children in recent years over the notion that it is potentially dangerous or has negative side effects. In light of this debate, the Institute of Medicine, which advises the government, has released a new study by 14 committee members that says the benefits of the federally recommended schedule far...

2012-12-23 05:01:45

Including information on LGBT patients in Electronic Health Records will lead to improved care and reduced health disparities Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 Today, The Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies released a summary of presentations and discussions from the October 12 IOM workshop Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Data Collection in Electronic Health Records. The one-day workshop brought together prominent health care organizations, LGBT (lesbian, gay,...

Vitamin D Guidelines Considered Controversial
2012-10-26 04:30:17

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE shows that about 80 million Americans would no longer need to take vitamin D supplements under new Institute of Medicine guidelines. The guidelines advise that almost all people get sufficient vitamin D when their blood levels are at or above 20 nano grams per millimeter (ng/ml), compared to older guidelines which needed 30. A team of researchers examined data from 15,099...


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