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April 24, 2015
To Your Health: NLM update: High Post-Surgical Hospital Readmission?
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The rate of unplanned, post-surgical readmissions that were primarily attributable to the initial surgery was about 5.7 percent in 346 U.S. hospitals in 2012, finds a comprehensive study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


April 13, 2015
Director's Comments: Higher Cold Weather Deaths in the Rural West
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Deaths attributable to cold weather occurred more often in the rural west — and cold weather related deaths occurred more frequently in rural than urban areas across the nation, finds a recent summary in BMJ of a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


April 13, 2015
Managing Stress
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Managing Stress. Find tips and techniques on our MedlinePlus stress topic page.


April 6, 2015
Director's Comments: Electric Fans Beat the Heat?
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Electric fans may significantly reduce body temperature and lower heart rates in high heat and humidity, finds a small but interesting Australian study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


April 6, 2015
April Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The April issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Sharing Reliable Health Information: 10 Years of NIH News in Health" and "Readers’ Favorite Online Health Stories: Rashes, Sore Throats, Kidneys, and More". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.