Featured Resources

Updated Social Media Toolkit: Share Health Information Related to Bones, Joints, Muscles, and Skin

social media toolkit

NIAMS has developed free resources to help people in your community take steps to improve their bone, joint, muscle, and skin health. The social media toolkit offers ready-to-use graphics and sample messages to download and share in newsletters, via email, and across social media platforms. The graphics are free to use and share without copyright restrictions. Click on the headline above or here to access the social media toolkit and start sharing information. 

NIH Spanish-Language Health Information Portal Has a New Look

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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Spanish-language health information portal has a new design! Based on user feedback, the new webpage has several features to help you access NIH Spanish-language health information more easily than ever from your PC or on mobile. The site offers an enhanced website navigation to highlight featured health topics and resources from across NIH Institutes and Centers.

Writing Respectfully: Person-First and Identity-First Language

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When communicating about disabilities, diseases, and health conditions, it’s important to consider the unique needs and interests of the people experiencing them as part of daily life. This blog post offers insights and tips for writing for diverse audiences. Learn more on the NIH Science, Health, and Public Trust page.


NIAMS Is Now on LinkedIn!

NIAMS on Linkedin

Almost every household is affected by diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. At NIAMS, we are committed to supporting research and training, and communicating information around these diseases. Follow us to get the latest institute news and updates, funding opportunities, research news, job openings, and more. 

Recent Articles From NIH’s MedlinePlus Magazine

Five Common Autoimmune Diseases

Learn more about autoimmune diseases in the following articles from MedlinePlus Magazine, and visit NIAMS’ Autoimmune Diseases page in English and Spanish, for more information on specific diseases to share with your community.

5 Common Autoimmune Diseases
Some autoimmune diseases target specific organs or tissue, while others attack multiple tissue or organ systems throughout the body. Here’s what you need to know about five common conditions. 
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Autoimmune Diseases: What You Need to Know
Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by detecting and fighting harmful intruders such as bacteria and viruses. If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system mistakenly attacks your body’s healthy cells, tissues, and organs. 
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NIDCR to Host Symposium on Fibrous Dysplasia

Symposium on Fibrous Dysplasia host by NIDCR

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) will celebrate 25 years of research on fibrous dysplasia/McCune-Albright syndrome (FD/MAS) with an all-day symposium on Monday, September 11, 2023. The event, which attendees may join in person or via NIH videocast, will highlight NIDCR's research advances on FD/MAS and is part of a yearlong celebration of NIDCR’s 75th anniversary.

Fibrous dysplasia is a rare disease where normal bone is replaced with scar-like fibrous tissue; it can occur alone or as part of McCune-Albright syndrome. In MAS, the endocrine system (hormone-producing system) and skin are also affected.

Watch a video about NIDCR’s research on FD/MAS and learn more about its causes, diagnosis, and treatment, on NIDCR’s FD/MAS web page in English and Spanish.

NIH News in Health: Digging Into Vitamin D (English/Spanish)

Illustration of sun shining down foods with vitamin d

Getting enough vitamins and minerals is important for your health, and there’s a long list of essential ones. Vitamin D is one you may hear a lot about. It helps your body absorb calcium, a mineral your body needs to build strong bones. Your heart, muscles, and nerves also need vitamin D. Even your immune system uses vitamin D to fight off germs. But just how much do you need? Find out here.

OMH Announces New Funding Opportunity: Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative

Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is seeking applications for projects funded under the Healthy Families Community-Based Perinatal Health Initiative to develop innovative models for integrating community-based maternal support services (COMSS) into perinatal systems of care. OMH will award up to $10 million to support up to 10 awards, ranging from $975,000 to $1.25 million annually for a project period of up to 4 years with the possibility of an optional competitive 5th year for transition to sustainability.

COMSS are social and supportive services that address social determinants of health, such as health literacy; pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting education; cultural and linguistic diversity; exposure to trauma; and housing, food, and transportation.

COVID-19 Updates

Keep up with the latest on COVID-19 with health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and research from NIH.