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July 22, 2014
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MedlinePlus is on Twitter @medlineplus! Follow us on Twitter for the latest on health and wellness.


July 22, 2014
Director's Comments: Transforming Teen Sex Education
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Transforming Teen Sex Education". The transcript is also available.

A decline in school sex education for teens paradoxically occurs at a time when new, tested programs that produce healthier outcomes as well as constructive Internet-based services are available, suggests a recent commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association...


July 15, 2014
Director's Comments: Native American Health Education: Dr. Lindberg Recognized
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Native American Health Education: Dr. Lindberg Recognized". The transcript is also available.

Dr. Lindberg recently received special recognition for fostering education about Native American health and illness at the National Congress of American Indians in Anchorage, Alaska...


July 8, 2014
July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The July issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Sun and Skin: The Dark Side of Sun Exposure" and "Fight Off Food Poisoning: Food Safety for Warmer Weather". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.


July 8, 2014
Director's Comments: Improving Care for Alcohol Abuse
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Improving Care for Alcohol Abuse". The transcript is also available.

A systematic review that reports effective medications which prevent a return to drinking are infrequently prescribed suggests a broader need for more patient centered care for adults who abuse alcohol, finds an accompanying commentary recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...


July 8, 2014
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S.
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Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. Visit the skin cancer health topic page to learn more.