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    National Institutes of Health News Conference

    Dr. Francis Collins, new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke to reporters about a number of issues including the mission of the NIH, translating medical research…

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    The National Center on Minority Health

    Representative Elijah Cummings delivered a keynote speech at the first National Institutes of Health Research Summit on “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.” He spoke…

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    The National Center on Minority Health

    David Williams delivered the keynote address at the National Institutes of Health Research Summit on “The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities.” He spoke on implementing…

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    Minority Health Disparities

    Former Governor Howard Dean, a physician, made opening remarks about health care reform to eliminate disparities in health care administration. He was followed by several academics and…

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    U.S. Commitment to Global Health

    Harold Varmus delivered an address on global health planning to the 2008 David E. Barnes Global Health Lecture. Dr. Varmus is the co-chair of the Institute of Medicine’s…

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    Climate Change and Health

    Director General Margaret Chan talked about global climate change and its relation to global health. She said that global warming will result in extreme weather events such as storms,…

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    Survey on Teen Drug Use

    Officials released a report titled “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey on Teen Drug Abuse.” The report examined recent trends in juvenile drug use and found a modest decline in…

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    National Strategy for Pandemic Preparedness

    President Bush spoke about his strategy in preparation for a possible avian flu pandemic. He asked Congress for 7 billion dollars for cell technology research and vaccination efforts…

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    Obesity Trends

    Dr. Gerberding spoke about the rise in obesity levels in the U.S. and the impact of obesity on health. She discussed the risks of obesity in connection to a variety of health…

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 2

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made presentations, some…

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 3

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Interested parties made…

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    Prescription Drug Importation, Part 1

    The Department of Health and Human Services' Task Force on Drug Importation hosted a public meeting focusing on drug importation issues. Members of the public made presentations to the…

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    Alzheimer's Disease

    Dr. Sunderland spoke about the state of research into Alzheimer’s disease. He also talked about the progression and detection of the disease, treatments, and several studies…

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    Medicare Midwest Tour

    On August 13th, 14th, and 15th, the officials traveled to cities in the Midwest to promote President Bush’s Medicare plan. They visited hospitals and healthcare centers in…

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    Bioshield Defense Initiative

    President Bush spoke to health officials about his bioshield defense initiative and efforts to combat terrorism and enforce domestic security.

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    Bioterrorism Issues

    Officials talked to health care providers about the medical and public health aspects of anthrax, smallpox and other major biological threats posed by terrorist organizations.

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    Heart Attack Treatment

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    Diabetes Prevention Research

    Secretary Thompson announced the results of a multi-center clinical trial that demonstrated the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions such as brisk walking and an antidiabetic drug,…

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    Human Genome

    Scientists and other officials spoke to reporters about the first official reports on the human genome sequence. Among the topics they addressed were the number of human genes, the…

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    Minorities and Health Research

    Panel members discussed new research ideas for improving the health of minorities and programs aimed at expanding the participation of underrepresented minorities in all aspects of…

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