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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...

2012-08-07 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...


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