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2013-05-14 23:20:04

The Salt Institute responds to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has released a review of studies that examine links between sodium consumption and health outcomes. The review raises questions about possible harm caused by sodium reduction efforts and recognizes that blood pressure is only one of many factors that should be considered in...

2013-04-18 23:19:55

About 60,000 veterans sleep on the streets or in homeless shelters every night, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Utica, NY (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Feed Our Vets, a nonprofit organization dedicated to stocking food pantries across the nation in the battle against hunger among U.S. veterans, is advocating increased public support and long-term planning to meet the basic needs of military men and women who are homeless, living in shelters, or unable to adequately...

2013-02-20 15:07:02

New IOM report highlights PEPFAR's successes, calls on initiative to intensify efforts to enhance partner countries' management of programs and to improve prevention The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved and improved millions of lives worldwide and offered proof that HIV/AIDS services can be effectively delivered on a large scale even in countries with high rates of disease and resource constraints, says a new congressionally mandated evaluation conducted by the...

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,...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin