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NEW REPORT

Changes Needed to End-of-Life Care

Sept. 17 - The U.S. health care system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life, and major changes are necessary, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Changes Needed to End-of-Life Care

    Sept. 17 - The U.S. health care system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life, and major changes are necessary, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • NEW REPORT

    Investing in Health Systems
    Across the Globe

    Sept. 16 - Without attention to the management, financing, and infrastructure that support health services in low- and middle-income countries, it will not be possible to maintain the progress of global health initiatives like PEPFAR, says a new Institute of Medicine report.

  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Gulf Research Program Releases
    Strategic Vision Document

    Sept. 15 - The NAS Gulf Research Program has released a strategic vision document that describes long-term goals for the program and will guide its work over the next five years. The program also announced initial, short-term activities.

  • NEW REPORT

    EPA Should Incorporate Sustainability Approaches More Broadly

    Sept. 10 - An array of tools is available to help EPA incorporate sustainability concepts into its decision making, and the agency should do so across its range of activities, says a new National Research Council report.

Fifty Years of Engineering

Fifty Years of EngineeringOver the past 50 years, engineering has transformed people's lives, and it will continue to do so, using new capabilities, creating new applications, and providing ever-expanding services to people. Making a World of Difference: Engineering Ideas Into Reality is a new collection of essays highlighting the changes that engineering has made over the past half century. Commemorating the National Academy of Engineering's 50th anniversary, the essays discuss the integration of engineering into society and our daily lives, and present a vision of what it may deliver in the next half century.

Take Action and Be Prepared

TwitterSeptember is National Preparedness Month, and you may wonder what simple steps you can take to prepare for disasters. In anticipation of National PrepareAthon Day, the National Weather Service, America's PrepareAthon!, Ready.gov, Property Casualty Insurers, National Research Council, and the Koshland Science Museum will discuss low- or no-cost actions you can take at home and in your community during a live TweetChat on Sept. 23 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. Join the conversation on Twitter at #PrepareChat!

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