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October NIH News in Health Now Available

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Check out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark



Biology of Addiction
Drugs and Alcohol Can Hijack Your Brain
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People with addiction crave and seek out drugs or alcohol no matter what the cost. What is it about addiction that makes people lose control? And why is it so hard to quit? Read more about the biology of addiction.








Keep Your Mouth Healthy
Oral Care for Older Adults
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Tooth decay and gum disease don’t have to be a part of getting older. Take steps to keep your mouth healthy throughout your lifetime. Read more about oral care for older adults.
Health Capsules

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NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses to be held April 3-9 and September 11-17 at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in Young Harris, Georgia. Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2015 at 8 a.m. All applicants will be notified by the end of January/early February of their application status.

Successful applicants will be asked for a commitment to attend the entire course and all sessions. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) under our contract with NLM.

For more information and to apply for the course see

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Adrienne Hayes at

OHRP Announces Public Town Hall Meeting on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects NPRM

Public Town Hall Meeting on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Notice of Proposed Rulemaking


OHRP Announces Public Town Hall Meeting on the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects NPRM

The Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has announced a public Town Hall Meeting to respond to questions related to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that HHS and 15 other Federal Departments and Agencies published in the Federal Register on September 8, 2015 (80 FR No. 173, pp. 53933-54061). A copy of the Notice announcing the Town Hall Meeting was put on public display on October 6, 2015 by the Office of the Federal Register and can be accessed at:

The goal of the NPRM is to modernize, strengthen, and make more effective the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects that was promulgated as a Common Rule in 1991. The NPRM seeks comments on proposals to better protect human subjects involved in research, while facilitating valuable research and reducing burden, delay, and ambiguity for investigators. To be assured consideration, comments on the NPRM must be received no later than December 7, 2015.

The purpose of the public Town Hall meeting is for OHRP, HHS agencies, and other Common Rule departments and agencies to provide responses to questions from the public about the NPRM in order to clarify the NPRM proposals and better inform public comment on the NPRM. The public will be able to ask questions during the Town Hall Meeting, and to submit questions before the meeting.

The public Town Hall Meeting will be held on October 20, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave., SW, Great Hall, Washington, DC 20201. The closest metro subway location is the Federal Center SW station. The public also may view the meeting via webcast.

Format of the Town Hall Meeting: The meeting will be conducted by a panel of HHS officials. In addition, other Federal Government officials will be available to respond to relevant questions. The majority of the meeting will be reserved for responding to questions from the public, including questions submitted in advance of the meeting and during the meeting. Depending on the nature and number of questions received in advance of the meeting, it may not be possible to respond to all of the questions that were submitted, or to respond individually to each of the submitted questions.

Deadline for Registration to Attend the Town Hall Meeting and Special Accommodation Requests: The deadline to register to attend the town hall meeting and requests for special accommodations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2015.

Deadline for Submission of Questions Prior to the Town Hall Meeting: Written or electronically submitted questions about the NPRM must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 13, 2015, in order to be responded to at the Town Hall Meeting. See below for additional information on how to submit questions prior to the Town Hall Meeting.

Registration and Special Accommodations: While there is no registration fee, individuals planning to attend the public Town Hall Meeting in person must register to attend. Registration may be completed by sending an email to, with the subject line “Registration for OHRP Town Hall Meeting,” or a request to register may be sent to: Registration for OHRP Town Hall Meeting, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200; Rockville, MD 20852. Please include your name, address, telephone number, email address and fax number.

Registration to attend the Town Hall Meeting will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If seating capacity has been reached, you will be notified that the meeting has reached capacity.

How to Submit Questions Prior to the Town Hall Meeting: Submit electronic questions about the NPRM, identified with docket number HHS-OPHS-2015-0009, to: Submit written questions about the NPRM to: Questions for OHRP Public Town Hall Meeting, Office for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20852.

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There is still time to register for the October session of PubMed for Trainers, online and in-person at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.

October 20, 2015 – October 29, 2015

  • Online Session One: October 20, 2015, 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Two: October 22, 2015 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • Online Session Three: October 27, 2015 11 am – 1 pm ET
  • In-person Session Four in Bethesda, Maryland: October 29, 2015 9 am – 4:30 pm ET

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REMM Site Redesigned with New Content Groups

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The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Since REMM’s last major content update in November 2014, significant content updates have been added including

  1. New references and on most of the Emergencies Incidents pages
  2. New references in the Key Guidance Documents section
  3. Information about the March 2015 FDA-approval of filgrastim for the indication of radiation-induced myelosuppression
  4. New section describing Selection of Radiation Detection Systems
  5. New listings in the Training and Education page
  6. New references on the Recovery and Resilience page
  7. New information on the Other Audiences pages for Legal Advisors, Senior Leaders, First Responders, Veterinarians, Public Information Officers and Others
  8. New references in the very large Biodosimetry Library
  9. Major revisions to the Dose Reconstruction page
  10. Major revisions to the Data Collection page
  11. Update to the Monitoring Drinking Water and Milk page
  12. Updates to the Use of Blood Products page
  13. Update to the Stem Cell Transplant page
  14. Additions to the page of REMM consultants
  15. REMM has a new email update notification system by GovDelivery. If you are a REMM Listserv subscriber, you don’t need to do anything. You were automatically moved to the new system.

Users who have previously bookmarked REMM pages of interest should know that all the prior URLs have been retained, so the bookmarks will still work just like before.

Users who have visited REMM pages before may need to refresh (reload) the web page to see the new design. Otherwise, only the old pages cached in your browser will display.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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