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The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) participates in this open forum to increase government transparency, enhance information sharing, promote public participation, and encourage collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the National Institutes of Health, and the NIAMS.
The NIAMS reserves the right to monitor all postings to its G+ page. Where commenting is supported on this or any other websites owned or administered by the NIAMS, we encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. We reserve the right to remove comments that are inconsistent with our policy, at our discretion.
We will consider your comments when posting new updates, but we are unable to respond directly to individual inquiries. We are also unable to answer questions about your specific health care situation.
The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the NIAMS, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, or the Federal Government.
Comments that contain the following will be deleted:
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We welcome your comments at any time. However, given the need to manage Government resources responsibly, we will review comments during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. Comments submitted on weekends or holidays will be reviewed on the next business day.
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We reserve the right to block or delete offenders of this policy. We will keep records of all comments that are deleted for the above reasons, as well as those that are posted.
Remember that your posts are public. When posting, please do not include information (e.g., social security numbers) in the text of your comment that personally identifies you in a way you do not intend. Additional guidance as to how the NIAMS regards privacy issues can be found in our Privacy Statement at http://www.niams.nih.gov/About_Us/Contact_Us/privacy.asp.
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