|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.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's
Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and
Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting
and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research,
and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both
common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and
its programs, visit www.nih.gov.