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An NIH Conference on Dietary Supplements, Coagulation,
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman's Health Initiative. The Institute plans, conducts, fosters, and supports an integrated and coordinated program of basic research, clinical investigations and trials, observational studies, and demonstration and education projects. www.nhlbi.nih.gov NHLBI - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
The mission of the Office of Dietary Supplements is to strengthen knowledge and understanding of dietary supplements by evaluating scientific information, stimulating and supporting research, disseminating research results, and educating the public to foster an enhanced quality of life and health for the U.S. population. ods.od.nih.gov ODS - Office of Dietary Supplements
The Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center is the clinical research facility of the National Institutes of Health. As a national resource, it provides the patient care, services, and environment needed to initiate and support the highest quality conduct of and training in clinical research. www.cc.nih.gov CC - NIH Clinical Center
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context of rigorous science; training CAM researchers and disseminating authoritative information. www.nccam.nih.gov NCCAM - National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The mission of the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to reduce the burden of neurological diseases -- a burden borne by every age group, every segment of society, and people all over the world. To accomplish this goal the NINDS supports and conducts research, both basic and clinical, on the normal and diseased nervous system, fosters the training of investigators in the basic and clinical neurosciences, and seeks better understanding, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders. www.ninds.nih.gov NINDS - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
The goals of the Office of Rare Diseases are to stimulate and coordinate research on rare diseases and to support research to respond to the needs of patients who have any one of the more than 6,000 rare diseases known today. A rare disease (also called an orphan disease) is a disease or condition affecting fewer than 200,000 persons in the United States. rarediseases.info.nih.gov ORD - Office of Rare Diseases
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health was created by Congress to broadly support the NIH as it strives to improve health through scientific discovery. The Foundation fosters and encourages opportunities for public-private partnerships that complement NIH priorities, raising private sector funds in support of a variety of NIH initiatives. www.fnih.org Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

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