National Academy of Medicine

Can We Change the Way Our Genes Behave and Pave the Way Forward for Childhood Obesity Prevention?

Despite a recent plateau in obesity rates among preschool children, childhood obesity continues to be a s
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Safety Assessment of Macronutrients: Creating a New Paradigm

Unlike with most food additives, the safety evaluation of macronutrients poses a challenge to risk assessors because of their inherent nutritional value
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Getting It Right with the Precision Medicine Initiative: The Role of Health Literacy

In early 2015, President Obama announced a $215 million investment in the 2016 budget to revolutionize health improvem
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Food is Too Important to Waste

Imagine going into a grocery store, purchasing three bags full of food, and discarding one of the bags you just purchased in the nearest garbage can as you leave the store
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Health Literacy and Palliative Care: What Really Happens to Patients

The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health Li
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A New Model for Private Sector Partnerships to Improve Economic Well-Being and Community Outcomes

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Population Health Improvement’s workshop
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A Challenge to Unleash the Power of Prevention

Prevention is the best investment we can make in behavioral health and the time to make it is now. Every day, across America, behavioral
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Increasing Movement to Promote Health and Learning in Early Childhood

Public support is increasing for the investment in pre-kindergarten (pre-K) education for 3- and 4-year-olds.  If
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Physical Activity in Latino Communities

Latino health is increasingly synonymous with the future of U.S. health, yet the nation’s largest and still-growing minority group continues to
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