Massage & Bodywork

July/August 2011

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news notes COMPILED BY SEAN EADS If you still haven't WEB RESOURCE The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a new website (www. nccam.nih.gov/health/providers) to provide complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners with easy access to evidence-based research. The website is part of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and includes information on the safety and effectiveness of CAM products and modalities. Each topic entry includes coverage of clinical practice guidelines, summaries, and links to research studies, patient fact sheets, and information on pursuing continuing education credits. NIH LAUNCHES CAM Indexing of IJTMB in PubMed Central The Massage Therapy Foundation announced that the International Journal of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (IJTMB), the online, peer-reviewed, open-access, scientific journal, is now indexed in PubMed Central (PMC). PMC is the free digital archive of full- text articles appearing in the biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the US National Institutes of Health. With this inclusion, when people search www.pubmed.gov, they can locate IJTMB articles in the search. IJTMB's presence in PMC extends from its inaugural issue of August 2008 to its most current issue and all future issues. Additionally, the articles are all free to access and available to anyone. Immediate access to the IJTMB's sector on PMC is available via www. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/1468/. checked out the digital edition, be sure to visit www.abmp.com and click on the Massage & Bodywork digital link. Massage & Bodywork Wins Maggie Award Massage & Bodywork's digital magazine won the Best Digital Version of Print Publication award from the Western Publishing Association (WPA). This marks the second year in a row that the digital edition won the Maggie, WPA's moniker for their award for publishing excellence. What makes the award particularly special is that the category encompasses both trade and consumer publications. If you still haven't checked out the digital edition, be sure to visit www.abmp.com and click on the Massage & Bodywork digital link. Once there, you'll find not only a replica of the print version and nearly three years of back issues, but also editorial and advertising videos, which demonstrate techniques and products. 16 massage & bodywork july/august 2011

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