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Jan

11

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Tracking Fitness and Change

Posted by on January 11th, 2017 0 comments

According to a 2013 Pew report, 60% of U.S. adults ages 18 and over nationally track their weight, diet, or exercise routine, and 21% of all adults surveyed use technology to do so.  Fitness and activity trackers such as Fitbit or Nike+ can certainly help with setting goals or finding extra motivation. But how effective… Read More »

Posted in: Fitness, NIH, Strategy, Technology

Sep

22

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Requirements for Clinical Trials Reporting Set to Change in January

Posted by on September 22nd, 2016 0 comments

In 1996, a federal law was passed that required the registration of clinical trials that were investigating drugs or devices regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). As part of this legislation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were charged with developing a publicly searchable repository in an attempt to combat publication bias, attempts by… Read More »

Posted in: Clinical Trials, NIH

Jun

22

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Single IRB Policy to Streamline Reviews of Multi-Site Research

Posted by on June 22nd, 2016 0 comments

Accelerating clinical research studies benefits researchers, research participants, and all who stand to gain from research results. Today, the time it takes to go from a sound research idea to the launch of a new, multi-site clinical research study is too long. A major contributor to the delay is that too many institutional review boards… Read More »

Posted in: NIH

Jun

16

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Science Education Resources from the NIH

Posted by on June 16th, 2016 0 comments

The 27 Institutes and Centers of the NIH fund the development of extensive science education materials for use in K-12 classrooms. Teacher and student manuals are available for many of the resources. Examples of resources that may be integrated into the curriculum include:   The Brain: Our Sense of Self (Grades 7-8) A Curriculum Supplement… Read More »

Posted in: NIH

Jun

13

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Speaking to Diverse Communities Through HealthReach

Posted by on June 13th, 2016 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine continues to provide access to health information to underserved communities through HealthReach. HealthReach is a national partnership that offers access to patient education materials in multiple languages, as well as helpful information for providers who offer services to individuals for whom English is not their native language. On the patient… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, NIH

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