Health News for You & Yours
On behalf of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM), welcome to the Summer 2008 NIH MedlinePlus magazine. This issue, we focus on two common cancers, leukemia and lymphoma, including a personal interview with U.S. Senator Arlen Specter on his battle with lymphoma.
You will also find out how to protect your eyesight for life, learn about a little-known but dangerous circulatory condition called P.A.D. (peripheral arterial disease), and read the latest on understanding and avoiding the knee condition called anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear (what Tiger Woods has). And we offer a practical guide to clinical trials: what they are, what to expect, and how to participate.
In a special photo feature, you will meet some of the people who are working to improve health care across the United States, including U.S. Senator Tom Harkin. For more than 20 years, Sen. Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, and Sen. Specter, a Pennsylvania Republican, have worked together to spearhead support for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
We take pride in bringing you the most up-to-date, trustworthy information to keep you and your loved ones healthy. And we invite you to help us make sure that this magazine reaches as many other Americans as possible.
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