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National Institute of Neurological
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For Immediate Release
Friday, December 7, 2007


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NINDS Announces New Spanish Language Website

Free, accurate information on many neurological disorders is now available on a new Spanish language website from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The website is available at espanol.ninds.nih.gov.

Health information featured on the new website includes publications on stroke, dementia, Parkinsonís disease, epilepsy, and autism, as well as many other neurological disorders. The publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge. The website also provides information on clinical studies, links to non-profit organizations that offer information and assistance on neurological disorders, and a contact form where people can submit questions on topics related to health and biomedical research.

Providing health information to the nationís Spanish-speaking population is an important part of NINDSí outreach efforts, which support its mission to reduce the burden of neurological disease. According to the 2000 United States Census, 28.1 million people in the U.S. who are age 5 or older speak Spanish in their homes.

Reporters: for more information, call 301-496-5924 or go to www.ninds.nih.gov/PressRequest/

The NINDS (www.ninds.nih.gov) is the nationís primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system.

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