National Academy of Medicine

Can Breastfeeding Protect Against Childhood Obesity?

Breastfeeding offers numerous health benefits to children and women globally. For this reason, international health organizations and American expert
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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
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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
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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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Health Care Reform as a Vehicle for Promoting Children’s Mental and Behavioral Health

Most mental health conditions emerge in childhood and adolescence, and many develop in the context
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A Measurement Framework for Early Childhood: Birth to 8 Years of Age

In recent years, mounting evidence on the importance of early childhood development has led to growing attention to
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Inaugural DC Regional Public Health Case Challenge: A Summary

In 2013, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), in collaboration with faculty and students from Georgetown University (GU), laun
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