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National Academy of Medicine. 2022. Transforming Human Health: Celebrating 50 Years of Discovery and Progress. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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156 pages | 11.75 x 9 | Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-309-69395-0
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Front Matter i-viii
Foreword 1-3
Neuroscience and Neurological Diseases: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain 6-9
Genomics and Gene Regulation: Deciphering the Instruction Books of Biology 10-13
Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation: Unraveling and Applying the Capacities of the Immune System 14-17
Metabolism and Bioenergetics: Linking Energy Use to Health 18-21
Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Imaging: Technologies to Understand, Treat, and Repair the Body 22-25
Scientific and Medical Ethics: Protecting People While Enhancing Autonomy and Justice 26-29
Cardiovascular Disease: Confronting the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide 32-35
HIV and AIDS: Global Collaboration to Combat a Mysterious Pandemic 36-39
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Cancers: Tremendous Progress But Much Left to Learn 40-43
Mental Health: Increased Advocacy, Education, Understanding, and Treatment 44-47
Other Non-Communicable Diseases: Reducing the Global Burden 48-51
Infectious Diseases: Characterizing Pathogens and Preventing Spread 52-55
Environmental Health: A Shared Destiny with Humanity 58-61
Health Disparities and Health Equity: Righting Historic Wrongs and Building a More Equitable Future 62-65
Sexual and Reproductive Health: Equitable Care for Women and LGBTQIA Individuals 66-69
Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders: Toward Better Understanding and Treatments 70-73
Injury and Violence Prevention: Ensuring Protection in the Workplace and Daily Life 74-77
Oral, Eye, and Hearing Health: Assessment, Treatment, and Equity 78-81
Healthy Nutrition and Behavior: Building the Cornerstone for Health 82-85
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Measuring Progress to Improve Public Health 86-89
Coverage and Access: Expanding Benefits to More Americans 92-95
Patient Safety and Quality: Improving the Standard of Care for All 96-99
Health and Biomedical Research: Advancing Knowledge and Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes 100-103
Health Care Workforce Evolution: Expanding and Diversifying the Health Care Team 104-107
Medical and Health Informatics: Applying Digital Technology to Transform Care, Health, and Learning 108-111
Patient and Consumer Leadership in Health Care: Empowering People and Their Loved Ones 112-115
U.S. Leadership in Global Health: Partnerships to Improve Life for People Everywhere 118-121
Global Development: Committing to Universal Progress in Health and Welfare 122-125
Health Security and Disease Surveillance: Responding to Global Health Threats 126-129
Human Rights: Justice as a Foundation for Health 130-134
Into the Future 135-135
Conclusion 136-145

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