October 5, 2017
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Feature Stories

Homework for Healthy Muscles and Bones This School Year

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Children are back in school and ready for another year of learning. Binders, pencils and notebooks are all common-sense gear, but what about tools to protect their muscles and bones as they grow? The NIAMS is here to help. From information on preventing sports injuries in youth to questions and answers about sprains and strains for all ages, the NIAMS has resources to share with your community to promote a healthy school year. Share the knowledge!

You can find additional safety tips for all sports in the resources below.

NIAMS Interns Share Their 2017 Summer Experiences

2017 summer students with Dr. Robert Walker, Chief of the NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch (center, back row), and Dr. Stephanie Mathews, Scientific Program Manager (right, back row).

The NIAMS offers a Summer Research Internship Program on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, Maryland, that provides outstanding opportunities for high school, undergraduate, graduate and medical students contemplating a career in biomedical research or academic medicine. Our 2017 summer interns received career mentoring from NIAMS researchers, attended lectures and symposia, engaged in basic and clinical research and gained notable experience that will help shape their career goals. Our interns described their experiences in their own words.

Read more.

Image: 2017 summer students with Dr. Robert Walker, Chief of the NIAMS Career Development and Outreach Branch (center, back row), and Dr. Stephanie Mathews, Scientific Program Manager (right, back row).

News and Events

NEW! Health Information Basics in Asian Languages

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The NIAMS recently added two new Asian-language titles to its popular “Health Information Basics” series. The resources Living With Arthritis and Living With Lupus are now available online in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese. The resources, designed for patients and their families, present basic information about lupus and arthritis in a simple, easy-to-read format and provide helpful tips on how to cope with these conditions.

Living With Arthritis: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

Living With Lupus: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family

Featured Resources

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Are you planning outreach efforts or community events this fall? The resources below can help you educate your patients and community members about bone, joint, muscle and skin health.


Honor Hispanic Heritage by Understanding Shared Health Risks

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Hispanics share a rich common language. They also share an increased risk for certain health diseases or conditions, such as lupus and osteoporosis. To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, take some time and learn what you can do to help people manage these and other conditions.


Promote Healthy Aging in Your Community

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Create an opportunity to raise awareness of conditions that affect people at different stages in their lives and to promote healthy habits that will benefit them for life.

Check out our Health Information for Older Adults/Seniors page for resources to help older people stay healthy and manage conditions that affect their bones, joints, muscles and skin.

To explore these and other NIAMS resources, please visit the NIAMS Publications Catalog online, contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse toll free at 877-226-4267 (TTY: 301-565-2966) or email NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov.

We invite you to subscribe to the NIAMS Update e-newsletter for the latest scientific news and resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin. The NIAMS also publishes the Honoring Health: Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives e-newsletter, which is distributed three times per year and highlights a different health topic for each issue, along with helpful resources for community members and health professionals.