American veterans experience higher prevalence of pain and more severe pain than nonveterans, with young and middle-aged veterans suffering the most, according to a new analysis of data from the 2010-2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). This survey provides the first national estimate of severe pain associated with painful health conditions in veterans and nonveterans and underscores the importance of sustaining efforts to monitor and manage pain among veterans.
December 9, 2016
By Dr. David Shurtleff
NIH will host a meeting on December 12-14, 2016 of nearly a thousand people who are part of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative, a large-scale public and private effort to develop new tools and technologies to understand the healthy and diseased brain. Researchers will discuss scientific developments–many which have occurred since the BRAIN Initiative was launched in 2013–promising new directions for research as well as identifying areas for future collaborations.
NIH recently announced the selection of Major General James K. Gilman, M.D., U.S. Army (Retired), as the inaugural chief executive officer of the NIH Clinical Center. Dr. Gilman is expected to join the NIH in early January 2017.
Resources for Researchers
- Notice: Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience (CRCNS) Innovative Approaches to Science and Engineering Research on Brain Function NOT-MH-17-003
December 14, 2016; 12 p.m. ET
As we move into December, the holiday season and a brand new year are on the horizon, both of which can bring joy, but for many, these moments can also bring with them a sense of stress and anxiety. Join the Facebook Live Q&A on December 14 at 12 p.m. ET to talk about complementary health approaches, such as relaxation techniques, meditation, and yoga, to help manage those anxious feelings. NCCIH’s Dr. Wendy Weber will answer your question LIVE on our Facebook page. We’ll also take questions through Twitter. Just use the hashtag #ChatStress.
December 2016 (entire month)
Do you use mind and body techniques—like yoga, meditation, tai chi, or a relaxation technique—to manage your stress? If so, we invite you to use #NCCIHManageStress to post a picture on your Instagram account of your favorite mind and body approach and tell us in the caption how it helps you to manage your stress. Make sure your account isn’t private and use #NCCIHManageStress in your post so we can see your picture. We’ll regram our favorites all month!
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