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NCCIH: Part of the National Institutes of Health. N I H: Turning Discovery Into HealthNCCIH Update

May 26, 2015

news, resources, and events


NCCIH Clinical Digest: Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

Many people who have been diagnosed with cancer use complementary health approaches. Those who had been diagnosed with cancer were more likely than others to have used complementary approaches for general wellness, immune enhancement, and pain management.

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North Atlantic Clam That Lives for Centuries Yields Insights on Cardiac Aging


Video archive available of May 18 Integrative Medicine Lecture, The Trial To Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT)—Connecting Silos of Scientific Information (Speaker: Dr. Gervasio Lamas)

Resources for Researchers

Bullet Grant and Funding Opportunities

Upcoming Events

NIH Pain Consortium Symposium: “Looking Back and to the Future”
Date: May 26, 2015
Location: Natcher Conference Center NIH Campus Bethesda, Maryland  

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Twitter Chat on Complementary Health Approaches and Arthritis
Date: May 27, 2015

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TRP Channels and Pain: From Physiology to Atomic Structure
Date: May 27, 2015
Location: Masur Auditorium, NIH Clinical Center (Bldg 10)

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Towards fMRI-Based Biomarkers for Pain and Emotion
Date: June 2, 2015
Speaker: Tor D. Wager , Ph.D.

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Social Regulation of Human Gene Expression
Date: June 8, 2015
Speaker: Steven Cole, Ph.D.
Location: Lipsett Amphitheater at the NIH Clinical Research Center (Building 10)

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