For release: Friday, December 7, 2007
Free, accurate information on many neurological disorders is now available on a new Spanish-language website from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The website is available at espanol.ninds.nih.gov .
Health information featured on the new website includes publications on stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and autism, as well as many other neurological disorders. The publications can be downloaded or ordered free of charge. The website also provides information on clinical studies and links to non-profit organizations that provide information and assistance on neurological disorders, and a contact form where people can submit questions on topics related to health and biomedical research.
Providing health and research information to the Spanish-speaking population is an important part of NINDS’ outreach efforts, which support its mission to reduce the burden of neurological disease. According to the 2000 United States Census, 28.1 million people in the U.S. who are age 5 or older speak Spanish in their homes.
The NINDS (www.ninds.nih.gov) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is the nation’s primary supporter of biomedical research on the brain and nervous system.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.
Reporters: for more information, call 301-496-5924 or go to www.ninds.nih.gov/PressRequest/ .
Last Modified August 7, 2009