September 2009 NIH Audio Reports Archive
September 24, 2009
September 9, 2009
Though most Americans are familiar with completing a questionnaire about their family health history when visiting health care providers, an independent panel was convened by the National Institutes of Health recently to critically assess exactly what we know and what we need to learn about how this process relates to improving health. The conference focused on the use of family history in the primary care setting for common diseases such as diabetes, stroke, cancer, and heart disease.
September 4, 2009
NIH and VA Announce $7 Million Partnership for Substance Abuse Research among Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families
Two federal departments have joined forces to create a first-time collaborative funding project to support research on substance abuse and associated problems among U.S. military personnel, veterans and their families. Research will focus on war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
September 4, 2009
The National Diabetes Education Program, a joint program of NIH and the CDC, translates the science and spreads the word that diabetes is serious, common, and costly, yet controllable and, for type 2, preventable. Studies show that people at high risk for diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of the disease by losing 5 to 7 percent of their weight, if they are overweight—that's 10 to 14 pounds for a 200-pound person.
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