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2012-06-05 02:28:57

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaborating under the auspices of the Institute of Medicine, CEOs and senior executives from 11 leading hospitals and health systems have developed a comprehensive checklist to promote high-value health care -- care that delivers better results at reduced cost. Released today, the CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care is a discussion paper from the Institute of Medicine in which the authors present a Checklist of 10 strategies that have proven...

2012-05-16 06:23:01

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued its obesity-prevention report at the Weight of the Nation(TM) conference hosted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This report included a call to action for increased access to healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables) at retail outlets nationwide[1]. Findings from a new Michigan State University (MSU) study released today, underscored the critical role that canned fruits and...

2012-05-14 06:23:44

OAKLAND, Calif., May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tonight, many people will tune in to watch the premiere of The Weight of the Nation on HBO. These viewers will learn the weight of the nation is too high. This excess weight is having dire health consequences: Obesity contributes to five of the 10 leading causes of death today in the United States. "Obesity has reached epidemic levels in all segments of our society. Its costs in lost human potential, shorter lives, increased...

2012-05-11 10:21:28

Creating a workplace culture of health vital to solving nation's the obesity challenge MINNEAPOLIS, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In some 478 pages, the Institute of Medicine laid out a thorough case this week to re-cast the nation's growing obesity problem as both an individual and societal responsibility to solve. Despite both private and public efforts over the past decade to address the problem, obesity-related illnesses cost an estimated $190 billion a year in the...

2012-04-19 06:26:57

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and its philanthropic arm, the Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP), held a gala Awards Dinner on April 18 to recognize a group of outstanding members for their significant contributions to managed care pharmacy and the organization. The event was part of AMCP's 24th Annual Meeting & Expo, April 18-20, in San Francisco, California. "The Annual Awards Dinner is an...

2012-04-17 10:23:27

OTTAWA, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The Canadian Association of Internes and Residents (CAIR) today released a position paper, Canadian Patient and Physician Safety and Wellbeing: Resident Duty Hours, that urges all provinces and regions in Canada to manage resident duty hours in a manner that ensures patient and resident safety and the best learning experience for residents. CAIR recognizes the need to work towards a system that limits residents' continuous uninterrupted duty...

2012-02-23 09:30:00

IOM collaborative to incubate and evaluate new solutions to today's health professional education challenges WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Nursing reaffirms its commitment to the future of health care and the dissemination of innovative nursing knowledge by joining the Institute of Medicine's Global Forum that brings together interdisciplinary leaders to address challenges in health professional education and support the incubation and...

2012-02-16 18:43:00

Research, Policy, Treatment and New IOM Report to Paint Brighter Solution to Solving Pain for 116 Million Suffering Americans GLENVIEW, Ill., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 28th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) brings together decades of scientific research, evidence-based medical knowledge and a new analysis by the Institute of Medicine to help solve the pain epidemic in America. "With definitive research, evidence, and regulation...

2012-02-14 11:32:52

New research has found that the US government and schools have made mixed progress to comprehensively address food and beverage marketing practices that put young people's health at risk. A comprehensive review published in the March issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that public sector stakeholders have failed to fully implement recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to support a healthful diet to children and adolescents. "Evidence links the...

2012-02-01 01:02:43

The pain suffered by older adults is the shared focus of the two newest entries in The Gerontological Society of America´s (GSA) From Publication to Practice series. Together they address both pain management and new labeling changes for one of the most popular pain medications, acetaminophen. Both issues aim to provide readers with information on how new advances in pain prevention, treatment, and management may improve care and quality of life for older adults. The From Publication to...