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The NCCIH Press Office provides members of the media with accurate, up-to-date information regarding complementary and integrative health approaches as well as research funded and conducted by NCCIH. Contact us if you need information that you haven't found on our website, if you wish to request an interview with a subject matter expert, or if you need other assistance. We will work with you to respond to your request and meet your deadline.

How to Reach Us

Phone: 301-496-7790
Email: nccihpress@mail.nih.gov (for media inquiries only)

Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Closed: Federal holidays

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If you are not a member of the media and have an inquiry, contact NCCIH's Clearinghouse by toll-free in the United States at 1-888-644-6226; TTY (for deaf or hard-of-hearing callers) at 1-866-464-3615; or email at nccih-info@mail.nih.gov.

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Recent Research Results

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Health Care Providers’ Facial Appearances Shape Patient Expectations About Pain and Pain Treatment
First impressions of medical providers’ online images can impact people’s decisions and expectations about pain and health outcomes even before in-person clinic visits, according to a new study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Led by researchers at NCCIH, the study was recently published in Social Science & Medicine.

June 2021

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Differences in Pain Among U.S. Subpopulations Based on Race and Hispanic Ancestry

A new analysis of data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that pain in U.S. adult Hispanics varies across Hispanic subpopulations. Although many Hispanic subpopulations exhibited lower prevalence of pain than White Non-Hispanics, the pain prevalence for other Hispanic subpopulations were equivalent to or greater than that for White Non-Hispanics. This analysis was conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and was recently published in The Journal of Pain.

February 2021

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