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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...

2012-10-15 11:28:43

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tracy A. Lieu, MD, MPH, director of the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine effective Oct. 1, 2012. The IOM, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision-makers and the public. Many of the studies that the IOM undertakes begin as specific mandates from Congress; others are requested by...

2012-09-25 10:25:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients want more meaningful discussions with their care providers when making health care decisions, according to a new discussion paper released today by the Institute of Medicine. The survey found that 8 in 10 people want their health care provider to listen to them, but just 6 in 10 reported that it actually happens, and fewer than 4 in 10 say their provider clearly explains the latest medical evidence. Additionally, less than half of people...

2012-09-07 02:24:13

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), which represents nearly 11,000 high-level physician leaders in all types of health care organizations across the U.S., today announced its support for the Institute of Medicine's new study, Best Care at Lower Cost: The Path to Continuously Learning Health Care in America. The 382-page report offers recommendations from a panel of experts for making health care more adaptive to change, improving...

2012-09-06 06:27:04

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente has a long history of working to continuously improve, drive out inefficiencies and use innovation to carve out a path for high-quality care, all of which are outlined in a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report states that an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers, hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness. However,...

2012-08-07 12:55:47

Group Health experience shows how practice and research can inform each other In the United States, clinicians are struggling to provide better and more affordable health care to more people–while keeping up with new scientific developments. The idea of a "learning health system" is one proposed solution for rapidly applying the best available scientific evidence in real-time clinical practice. In the August 7 Annals of Internal Medicine, a Group Health Cooperative team describes the...

2012-08-03 01:04:45

In a Perspective article appearing in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, public health researchers examine how recommendations in a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM)–"Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation"–square with American's opinions about the obesity epidemic. Over the last 30 years, rates of obesity have doubled among adults and tripled among children. The new IOM report summarizes growing evidence that these...

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2012-07-12 07:32:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report states that the U.S. isn´t prepared to meet the mental health care needs of elderly patients. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report referred to the growing population of baby boomers who are aging rapidly. The authors of the article stated that the country does not have enough specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, and other trained providers to help aging patients work through dementia, depression, and other...

2012-07-11 10:22:44

BETHESDA, Md., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week, the Institute of Medicine released a report outlining the mental health and substance use workforce needs for the growing population of older adults in the United States. The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is pleased that the IOM report, The Mental Health and Substance Use Workforce for Older Adults: In Whose Hands?, documents the prevalence of mental health and substance use problems among older adults, the...

2012-06-14 02:24:46

TAMPA, Fla., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), which represents more than 10,000 high-level physician leaders in all types of health care organizations across the U.S., today announced its support for the CEO Checklist for High Value Health Care and asked to join the Institute of Medicine's Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care as a co-signatory. "The current climate of excessive costs and unreliable outcomes present in health...