National Academy of Medicine

Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally

Investing in young children globally is a primary means of achieving sustainable human, social, and economic development, all of which a
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Breaking the Culture of Silence on Physician Suicide

TW: Suicide Every year an estimated 400 U.S. physicians take their lives. Numerous global studies involving every medical and surgical specialty indi
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Methods for a National Birth Cohort Study

As we outlined in the previous paper in this series, our nation needs foundational data in order to understand how social, physical, chemical, and nutritional e
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Why the United States Needs a National Birth Cohort Study

In a list of 17 high-income countries, the United States ranks last in terms of life expectancy for males and second-to-last for females. The U.
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Numbers Get In the Way

Increasingly over the past decade, health literacy researchers and practitioners have been turning their attention to issues of numeracy, recognizing that numeric tasks related to
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Strategies to Enhance Numeracy Skills

Individuals make decisions about health and well-being every day. Many of those decisions involve using and understanding numbers, and most of the decisions are mad
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familyPower: A Referral-Based Pediatric Obesity Treatment Program that Connects Clinic to Family

Overweight and obesity, and their negative sequelae, have become the focus of policy makers, business lead
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