Should health insurance cover infertility treatments? Credit: Getty Today, most couples undergoing infertility treatments are paying out of their own pockets, but experts at the Institute of Medicine are taking a closer look at the new...Show More Summary
As part of a process to determine what essential health benefits should be included in health plans offered through state-based insurance exchanges by 2014, an Institute of Medicine panel is weighing whether infertility treatments are...Show More Summary
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine's Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy will co-host with the Illinois Health Ethics Committee Forum and DePaul University College of Law's Health Law Institute a one day conference addressing legal, ethical and social issues that arise from genetic testing. Show More Summary
Scientists in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, have discovered a new mechanism that nerve cells (neurons) use to fine-tune their electrical output. The exciting discovery, published this...Show More Summary
Loyola University Chicago Strtich School of Medicine Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Public Health to host conference on genetic testing.
by Charles A. Pilcher, MD The Institute of Medicine has been an advocate for clinical guidelines for many years. Although the value of guidelines has never really been established, both clinicians and medical malpractice attorneys often want to ascribe greater credibility to them than they deserve. The issue was raised again in the past few months [...]
A panel of experts at the Institute of Medicine is currently trying to determine if fertility treatments — along with many other procedures and services — should be considered essential care under the new state-based insurance policies that will be … Continue reading ?
A new study from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute has found that Black and especially Hispanic young women are screened for chlamydia at a significantly higher rate than young white women. ThisShow More Summary
Scientists from ASTAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) in Singapore and the University of Hong Kong's Department of Medicine have produced the world's first human cell model of progeria, a disease resulting in severe premature ageing in one in four to eight million children worldwide. Show More Summary
The Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $7.8 million renewal grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the long-term study of manic symptoms in children.
A workhorse of modern biology is sick, and scientists couldn't be happier. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Jacques Monod Institute in France and Cambridge University have found that the nematode C. Show More Summary
The conference room in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will be named for an IU School of Medicine ophthalmologist and his wife. Daniel Spitzberg, M.D., and his wife, Alana, are supporting the nearly 100-seat conference room on the first floor of the eye institute, scheduled for completion this spring. Show More Summary
In an Opinion column on CNN, Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, M.P.H., a professor of medicine at the Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy & Clinical Practice and the author of Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health" (Beacon Press...
According to a study from the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Ethiopia, appearing in the journal Pediatrics, in situations of chronic food shortage, parents are inclined to give boys preferential treatment
An important meeting convened Wednesday to help shape the basic health care benefit package under the Affordable Care Act, and Families USA is urging the Institute of Medicine and the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure that health coverage benefits are adequately responsive to consumers' health care needs. Show More Summary
This morning, the Institute of Medicine began its second day of deliberations into defining what would constitute “essential health benefits” under the Affordable Care Act. Even though the law identifies general categories that insurers will have to cover beginning in 2014 — emergency services, mental health care,...
The U.S. Department of Education has released guidelines for healthy school lunches. The proposed rules follow closely the recommendations released in October 2009 from the Institute of Medicine, a Washington-based policy group that the USDA solicited for its opinion. Show More Summary
Yesterday I spoke before the Committee on Prevention Services for Women at the Institute of Medicine on the critical importance of covering birth control as a preventive service in health care. The Department of Health and Human Services...Show More Summary
What report we’re reading: The key to alleviating world hunger and poverty may lie in fresh, small-scale approaches to agriculture, according to a report from the Worldwatch Institute. The institute’s annual State of the World report, published this week, calls for “a move away from industrial agriculture and discusses small-scale initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa that [...]
A researcher at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, in collaboration with scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has discovered that the deadly plaques of Alzheimer's disease interact with certain cellular proteins to inhibit normal signals that maintain blood flow to the brain. Show More Summary