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June 29, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: NLM MedlinePlus Magazine Spring 2015

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The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine covers vaccinations, hearing loss, as well as celiac disease.

June 22, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Appendicitis: Antibiotic treatment or surgery?

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Patients with uncomplicated appendicitis may recover similarly if they receive antibiotic treatments rather than surgery to remove their appendix, suggests a recent study from Finland and an accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

June 15, 2015

To Your Health: NLM update: Incentives help smokers quit

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Adult smokers may be more likely to quit if their incentive to stop stems from betting on their will power instead of receiving a delayed reward for smoking cessation, finds an interesting study and accompanying editorial recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.