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NIH National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The Institute's mission is to: •Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. •Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. •Communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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NIH National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. In 1974, Congress granted authority to form NIA to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Subsequent amendments to this legislation designated the NIA as the primary Federal agency on Alzheimer’s disease research. The Institute's mission is to: •Support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research related to the aging process, diseases and conditions associated with aging, and other special problems and needs of older Americans. •Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. •Communicate information about aging and advances in research on aging to the scientific community, health care providers, and the public.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) is the world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists, concerned with the diagnosis, care, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. The AAOS provides continuing education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy tracks socioeconomic and legislative measures affecting the quality, availability, and utilization of orthopaedic health care; and represents the interests of its members and their patients to government agencies. Services to the general public include public education programs addressing issues ranging from the effectiveness of safety belts to the prevention of lower back pain.

Review Date: November 03, 2011

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American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine

The American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine serves to advance the understanding, prevention and management of lower extremity sports and fitness injuries. AAPSM believes that providing such knowledge to the profession and the public will optimize enjoyment and safe participation in sports and fitness activities. AAPSM accomplishes this mission through professional education, scientific research, public awareness and membership support. Today, the AAPSM has over 700 members and is the second largest affiliate of the American Podiatric Medical Association (previously known as APA or American Podiatry Association).

Review Date: June 14, 2011

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American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a medical specialty society comprised of more than 6,000 physician members. The mission of the College is to advance the competency of foot and ankle surgeons and the care of their patients by providing continuing education, publishing research, and serving as a source of information to the public.

Review Date: December 12, 2008

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American Podiatric Medical Association

Founded in 1912, the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), is the leading resource for foot and ankle health information. Currently, the organization represents a vast majority of the estimated 15,000 podiatrists in the country. APMA's Council on Podiatric Medical Education is the body designated by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit the nation's podiatric medical schools. The Council has the responsibility to approve residency programs and continuing medical education programs. APMA's Educational Foundation, established in 1959, is dedicated to advancing the growth and stability of podiatric medicine through student scholarships and increasing nationwide awareness of foot and ankle health.

Review Date: December 15, 2011

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Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Mayo Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit corporation with a mission to provide the highest quality, compassionate care at a reasonable cost through a physician-led team of diverse people working together in clinical practice, education and research in a unified multi-campus system. More than 400,000 patients a year come to its outpatient clinics and hospitals in three states -- Minnesota (Rochester), Florida (Jacksonville), and Arizona (Scottsdale).

Review Date: November 02, 2010

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