January 24, 2013


Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Letter From Dr. Stephen I. Katz: NIAMS 2013 A Year of Health

Dear Colleagues,

With almost every household in America affected in some way by conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin, the NIAMS is committed to continuing its efforts to make health information more accessible to people from multicultural communities, so they can benefit from the gains made in scientific research. As part of our efforts to reach underserved populations, the NIAMS is offering a new health information resource in 2013, created as part of the NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative. 

Image: Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.

Nicole C. Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H.

A Conversation With NIAMS Grantee Dr. Nicole Wright

February is Black History Month. To celebrate African American contributions to science, we are highlighting the accomplishments of NIAMS grantee Nicole C. Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dr. Wright is an assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research includes understanding determinants of osteoporosis and fractures. In her interview, Dr. Wright discusses the role her family has played in her career, her passion for research and keys to succeeding in science. 

Image: Nicole C. Wright, Ph.D., M.P.H.


man on mobile

NIAMS Health Information Goes Mobile

The NIAMS has developed a mobile version of its website at m.niams.nih.gov, designed to provide optimal viewing and easy navigation of health information across a wide range of mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets. In its first foray into delivering content using responsive design, the NIAMS is showcasing its health information, the pages most-visited by web users. Now users can more easily view the NIAMS content on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles and skin with minimal resizing and scrolling.

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The Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means to You/Informe del Cirujano General sobre la salud de los huesos y la osteoporosis: lo que significa para usted

The Surgeon General gives Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce their risk of illness and injury. This booklet, en español, is about risks to our bones. The Surgeon General wants you to know that you can improve your bone health by getting enough calcium, vitamin D and physical activity. If you have osteoporosis or another bone disease, your doctor can detect and treat it. This can help prevent painful fractures.


man shoveling snow

Did you know that during the winter season, many people overexert themselves shoveling snow? The NIAMS publication Questions and Answers about Sprains and Strains offers tips for preventing and managing sprains and strains.


The NIAMS Exhibit

The NIAMS exhibit will be traveling to several events in 2015. See the schedule of health fairs and exhibits.

The NIAMS can provide health information or staff to help make your community event or health fair successful. Please contact Sara Rosario Wilson by email, srosario@mail.nih.gov, for more information.

Image: the NIAMS Exhibit

Last Reviewed: 01/24/2013