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Photos: NIH Launches New Web Site for Parents on Medical Research Studies for Children
Date:10/6/2008

Award-winning video clips feature children, parents discussing clinical

studies

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From asthma and cancer treatments to vaccines, research in children saves lives and improves their health and well-being. A new Web site from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), "Children and Clinical Studies" (http://www.ChildrenAndClinicalStudies.nhlbi.nih.gov), offers parents and health care providers an insider's guide to children's medical research. The Web site combines information about how clinical studies in youth are conducted with award-winning video of children, parents, and healthcare providers discussing the rewards and challenges of participating in research.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/nhlbiclinicalstudies/35258/

In June, the main 10-minute video earned three Telly awards, including a silver (the highest award) in education. The prestigious Tellys honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs; film and video productions; and web ads, videos and films.

"Clinical studies are essential to improving our understanding of how to diagnose, prevent, and treat disease -- as well as how to stay healthy -- and this is true of children as well as adults," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., director of NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, which developed the Web site. "We hope this new resource will help parents and others learn more about how clinical studies are conducted in children, so they can make well-informed decisions about whether to enroll their child in a study."

The Web site describes why research in children is important, how studies are conducted, and what measures are taken to protect partic
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