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2011-07-21 15:18:00

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting some people to go to the dentist might be more difficult than pulling teeth, but for many living in the United States, having access to a dentist and the ability to visit him or her regularly is even more difficult. According to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), 33 million Americans live in areas of the country that don't offer adequate dental care services, and nearly 5 million children went without regular dental...

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2011-07-20 09:50:00

A medical advisory board has recommended that the U.S. government provide free birth control to women under the nation's healthcare overhaul. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) group, which advises the government on complex issues regarding medical science and health care policy, recommends that health insurance companies cover birth control for women as part of a preventive service that requires no copayments. "Covering birth control without co-pays is one of the most important steps we can...

2011-07-19 17:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, strongly opposed the recommendation of the Institute of Medicine that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate coverage of surgical sterilization and all FDA-approved birth control in private health insurance plans nationwide. The full text of the statement follows: I...

2011-07-19 16:48:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes, issued the following statement today: "The March of Dimes commends the Institute of Medicine for its thoughtful recommendations in the report released today, "Clinical Preventive Services for Women: Closing the Gaps." If adopted by the federal government, these recommendations will have a significant impact in improving the health of women, infants and children. "The March of...

2011-07-19 15:31:00

A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Women's Preventive Services Study Committee recommended that health insurers cover "the full range of Food and Drug Administration approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity" without co-pays or deductibles for patients. The IOM...

2011-07-19 14:09:00

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement by Clare Coleman, President & CEO of the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA), on the Institute of Medicine's recommendation that contraceptives and family planning services be covered as preventive services under the Affordable Care Act. NFPRHA represents administrators and clinicians in publicly supported family planning programs throughout the country. Today's recommendations by the...

2011-07-14 15:30:00

CHICAGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, welcomes the attention and the awareness of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to improving access to oral health care, especially for the most vulnerable children. The mission of the AAPD is to promote optimal oral health for all children, and our members are the frontline providers of oral health care for the nation's infants, children,...

2011-07-14 12:01:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., July 14, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by Sterling K. Speirn, president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation applauds a new report issued yesterday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as an important step in improving access to oral health care for vulnerable children and families. The report offers a clear roadmap for how public and private entities - including dental schools, dental...

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2011-07-14 10:55:00

New analysis from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) finds that fewer than half of all Americans see a dentist each year and millions live in areas where access to dental care is limited at best. A severe shortage of dentists, especially in rural areas and minority settings, is contributing to the "persistent and systemic" barriers to oral health care, IOM's report notes. Various factors create barriers, preventing access for vulnerable and underserved populations, such as children and those...

2011-07-13 14:50:00

CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We welcome the IOM's ambitious 243-page report on ways to improve the nation's oral health care delivery system, and we look forward to reviewing it in greater detail. Based on the report's summary, we agree wholeheartedly with many of its recommendations. In fact, many of them reflect policies and programs that the ADA has had in place for years. "We have long said that Medicaid funding and administration must be improved, and that...