CURRENT NEWS

 

October, 2003

The TMJ Association’s valuable participation in "JAW JOINTS-TMJ AWARENESS MONTH®"

Announcement that appears on The TMJ Association [TMJA] website

TMJ Associaton

JJAMD and The TMJ Association Participated in NIH TMJDIWG Meeting at NIH Headquarters on 10/17/03

Agenda of The TMJD Interagency Working Group [TMJDIWG]

October, 2003

IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT NOVMEMBER IS JAW-JOINTS-TMJ AWARENESS MONTH®

YOU CAN HELP MAKE "JAW JOINTS-TMJ AWARENESS MONTH®" A SUCCESS
JJAMD encourages everyone, both patients and professionals, who has an interest in TMJ and overlapping pain and dysfunction or other related disorders, to participate in "JAW JOINTS - TMJ AWARENESS MONTH®."

  Congressional Proclamation

February, 2003

TMJ NATURAL HISTORY PATIENT REGISTRY ANNOUNCED
Our long awaited effort for a "TMJ Natural History Registry" is becoming a reality, with the issuance of an announcement by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research [NIDCR] NIDCR-BAA-DR-04-08. JJAMD is an integral part of this TMJ Registry as Patient Advocates.

The intent of this Registry is expressed in this quote from the National Institute of Health [NIH]:
"...advancing the state of the art or increasing knowledge or understanding....." Another quote from NIDCR concerning the intent of this Registry: "...promote the development of novel preventative and therapeutic strategies for patients suffering from these disorders." This gives you an example of the tone and the seriousness of purpose of all. Please note that this Registry is separate and distinct from the other TMJ Registry already dedicated to the failed TMJ implant patients.

We have always represented the TMJ Patients' Perspective, have conducted and published some independent research studies with the cooperation of many caring TMJ Patients, which have impacted NIH, NIDCR, and other Agencies, and the broader community.
This Registry will require the recruitment of both TMJ Patients and those at risk of becoming TMJ Patients. This is your opportunity to be seen and heard. Please let us know if you are interested in participating, by sending us an e-mail at: TMJoints@aol.com. Please provide us with the following preliminary information:

NAME:
ADDRESS:

e-mail address:
phone:
AGE:
SEX:
HAVE YOU ALREADY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH TMJ; _______ [or]
DO YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF TMJ _______
YEARS IN TREATMENT_________

July 24, 2003

Anesthetic and Life Support Drugs Advisory Committee
Updated Open Public Hearing Session Times

June 25, 2003

News from the NIDCR
The NIDCR E-Newsletter provides information about NIH and NIDCR grant, contract and training program policies; new NIDCR funding opportunities; new grant and contract awards; NIDCR programmatic news; and meetings and events of interest to the research community.

May, 2003

** Taking a New Look at Pain **
Why do we hurt? Scientists are gaining bold new insights into the nature and dynamics of pain--and theyre racing to develop stronger, safer treatments. Heres what the future may hold

May, 2003

Adult and Pediatric Cranio-Sacral Therapy  & Neuro-rehabilitation courses

May, 2003

NATIONAL STRATEGY SEEKS TO IMPROVE AMERICA'S ORAL HEALTH
This is a major step Forward for Oral Health and craniofacial pain

April, 2003

New Federal Privacy Regulations

March, 2003

Dow-Corning TMJ Jaw Joints Implant Patients

TMJ-ListServ asked JJAMD to put information on our website to help TMJ Patients apply for any entitlement.
www.dcsettlement.com

January, 2003

JJAMD’S RETROSPECTIVE ON THE “TMJ YEAR” OF 2002

 

December, 2002

HHS reports on activity in 2002, or How Your Money is Spent

 

December, 2002

Radical change in doctor training needed

JJAMD reported about one year ago on the meeting held with Harvard Medical School Dean Dr. Joseph Martin. At which time we pleaded the TMJ case for basic medical school instruction on the function and dysfunction of the Temporomandibular joint and related disorders emanating therefrom. Initially, Dr. Martin said that he would not help us in this mission. Subsequently Dr. Martin reconsidered and referred our conversation to Dr. Lownstein, Dean of Education. He agreed that the School could do a better job of handling his subject within the framework of a revised curriculum they were planning. The following article in the December 8, 2002 issue of the Boston Sunday Globe indicates that the changes in curriculum are proceeding ahead. We can only hope, that with the dissatisfaction expressed by students in the area of Chronic Diseases and Prevention of Disease, that the subject of TMJ, which spans these two issues, is given fair emphasis in the curriculum. The lack of basic training about TMJ in medical schools, we believe, has been a key reason for the long and painful journey to wellness for TMJ patients who look to the physicians for primary care.

 

November, 2002

A roundup of current activities

 

October, 2002

NIH ANNOUNCES INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE STUDY OF COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

 

September, 2002

Trademark Announcement
Milton and Renée Glass, Co-Founders & Presidents of the Jaw Joints & Allied Musculo-Skeletal Disorders Foundation, Inc. [JJAMD], proudly report that their trademark application for JAW JOINTS - TMJ AWARENESS MONTH ® has been approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and registered under the trademark section.

 

June, 2002

Feedback Expected Soon from Washington Regarding Meetings in Which JJAMD Participated

 

June, 2002

Men’s Health Issues Publicized

 

June, 2002

Massachusetts will Increase Dental Board Oversight. More Evidence to Validate why JJAMD Cannot Provide Referrals

 

June, 2002

This Year Alone JJAMD Has Received Over 50,000 Hits On Our Website As Well As Calls And Faxes From All Over The World. Many Ask For Referrals And Specific Advice

 

June, 2002

Alternative Medicine Office has a New Website

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is dedicated to exploring complementary and alternative medical (CAM) practices in the context of rigorous science, training CAM researchers and disseminating authoritative information. For additional information, including fact sheets, press releases, and other information about NCCAM, please visit our website at http://nccam.nih.gov

 

May, 2002

RENEE AND MILTON'S PARTICIPATORY WORK IN WASHINGTON/BETHESDA SHOWS SINCERE MEANINGFUL PROMISE FOR TMJ PATIENTS, HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY, AND PUBLIC AT LARGE

 

January 29, 2002

2001 AND A LOOK AHEAD TO 2002

 

November 13, 2001

NIAMS, NINDS FUND MULTIPLE RESEARCH GRANTS IN FACIOSCAPULOHUMERAL DYSTROPHY

 

October 27, 2001

FOREIGN CLINICAL TRIALS ARE BECOMING A GROWING CHALLENGE FOR THE FDA TO MONITOR

 

September 16, 2001

FACT SHEET - DUST AND DEBRIS

 

March 14, 2001

NEW RESEARCH REGISTRY TO EXAMINE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS IN AFRICAN AMERICANS

TMJ patients will be interested to see the plans for a new registry for Rheumatoid Arthritis. We wonder that with the mission of NIAMS, reproduced below, they continue to resist sponsoring a TMJ registry, which is a musculoskeletal problem.

"The mission of the NIAMS is to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases."

 

Janurary 9, 2001

MAJOR REVIEW REVEALS THAT OSTEOARTHRITIS IS A COMPLEX DISEASE WITH NEW SOLUTIONS

 

July, 2000

JJAMD's Retrospective of 20 Years

 

June, 2000

"Analysis of Survey & Checklist" Published

 

June, 2000

"Jaw Joints Awareness and Wellness Survey©" Available

 

April, 2000

Senator Kennedy Writes Two Letters on TMJ

 

April, 2000

NIDCR Director Praises JJAMD’s Work