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May 20, 2015

New Topic Page: Antibiotic Resistance

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Antibiotic Resistance.

Antibiotics are medicines that fight bacterial infections. Used properly, they can save lives...

May 18, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Improved community health: The Franklin county success story

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A sustained community health intervention resulted in some desirable heart disease prevention outcomes in a low income, rural, Maine county, reports a pioneering study and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

May 13, 2015

New Topic Page: Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Health.

Every racial or ethnic group has specific health concerns. On this page, you'll find links to health issues that affect Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders...

May 11, 2015

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Have a doctor's appointment? Visit our Talking With Your Doctor page.

May 11, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: C. diff: emerging health burden

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The magnitude and scope of clostridium difficile (or c. diff) infection continues to create a health care burden in the U.S., finds a comprehensive study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

May 4, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Vitamin D's limitations

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It may be premature to take vitamin D supplements to prevent illnesses and diseases with the exception of keeping bones healthy, finds an insightful viewpoint recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.