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August 21, 2014
Back-to-School
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It's Back-to-School time!

We have tips for parents and kids on our school health topic page.


August 21, 2014
Director's Comments: Helpful Ebola Information
Listen to the NLM Director's Comments

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Helpful Ebola Information". The transcript is also available.

Two recommended websites help you learn more about the Ebola virus, which is currently receiving significant attention in the U.S. news media...


August 14, 2014
New Topic Page: Ebola
Micrograph of human hepatocytes infected with the Ebola virus

Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Ebola.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is caused by a virus. It is a severe and often fatal disease. It can affect humans and other primates...


August 13, 2014
Is your child protected against common infections?
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August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Learn more about vaccines and immunizations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and visit the MedlinePlus topic pages on immunization and childhood immunization.


August 11, 2014
Director's Comments: Hope for Adult Severe Sickle Cell Disease
Listen to the NLM Director's Comments

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on "Hope for Adult Severe Sickle Cell Disease". The transcript is also available.

Bone marrow transplants reversed adult severe sickle cell disease in a small but encouraging study recently published (with an accompanying editorial) in Journal of the American Medical Association...