U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Hormone Replacement Therapy

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: August 11, 2011

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Hormone Health Network

The Hormone Health Network, the public education affiliate of The Endocrine Society, is dedicated to serving as a resource for the public by promoting the prevention and cure of hormone-related disease. Through its public education campaigns, Web site, forums and toll-free number, the Hormone Health Network is a leading source of information, providing a variety of resources for the public, physicians and allied health professionals including a physician referral directory, a clinical trials database, educational animations and free publications. The Hormone Health Network has developed educational materials on menopause, pituitary imbalances, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and testosterone and men's health, and is currently developing programs on hormone abuse, prostate disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome, thyroid disease and osteoporosis.

Review Date: April 12, 2012

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Human Growth Foundation

The Human Growth Foundation (HGF) is a national organization of volunteers concerned with child growth abnormalities, specifically dwarfism of all forms, whether caused by pituitary growth hormone deficiencies, Turner's syndrome, or bone disorders. The Foundation, created in 1965 by parents of children with severe growth problems, offers parent education and mutual support, supports research, and promotes public awareness of the physical and emotional problems of short-statured people. The core of founding parents has since been joined by medical persons (endocrinologists, pediatricians, and physicians) and researchers. HGF acts as a clearinghouse for families with growth problems and administers a medical research program.

Review Date: October 14, 2011

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North American Menopause Society

Founded in 1989, The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of women through an understanding of menopause. Its multidisciplinary membership of 2,000 leaders in the field – including clinical and basic science experts from medicine, nursing, sociology, psychology, nutrition, anthropology, epidemiology, pharmacy, and education – allows NAMS to be uniquely qualified to provide information that is both accurate and unbiased, not for or against any point of view.

Review Date: May 25, 2011

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Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board

The mission of PCAB is to promote high quality in pharmacy compounding through a voluntary accreditation program that recognizes adherence to established principles, policies and standards.

Review Date: July 11, 2011

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