September 26, 2014
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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has launched a new Google Plus (G+) page, and has established a dedicated channel on YouTube, which will provide a single, convenient platform for NIAMS stakeholders to view NIAMS video resources and other content.

On G+ and YouTube, the NIAMS will feature videos about research the Institute conducts and supports, as well as health information publications, news stories, resources, research advances, and other news from the Institute and NIH. This new G+ and YouTube presence adds to the two existing NIAMS social media platforms, Facebook and Twitter .

"Using Google Plus and YouTube will enhance our information dissemination efforts about the progress being made through the Government’s investment in research related to bones, joints, muscles, and skin," said NIAMS Director, Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D. "We will be able to reach new and diverse audiences, where people are already discussing health matters important to them and their families."

To follow the NIAMS on G+, go to the NIAMS home page ( and click on the G+ icon at the upper right of the page, where you will also find a link to the NIAMS YouTube channel. If you do not have a G+ account, you can sign up for one at no charge at

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The mission of the NIAMS, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health, is to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases. For more information about the NIAMS, call the information clearinghouse at (301) 495-4484 or (877) 22-NIAMS (free call) or visit the NIAMS website at

Last Reviewed: 09/26/2014