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March 17, 2015
Director's Comments: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Winter 2015
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Winter 2015. The transcript is also available.

The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine covers healthy aging, living with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as atrial fibrillation.


March 17, 2015
March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Check out the MedlinePlus health topic pages on colorectal cancer, colonoscopy, and colonic polyps.

Also, learn more about colorectal cancer screening from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


March 12, 2015
Director's Comments: Pneumonia Increases Heart Disease Risk for Seniors
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Pneumonia Increases Heart Disease Risk for Seniors. The transcript is also available.

Adults after age 65, who are hospitalized with pneumonia, have an immediate and sustained higher risk of a heart attack, stroke, or death from heart disease, finds a comprehensive study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


March 12, 2015
March is National Nutrition Month
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March is National Nutrition Month. Visit the Nutrition topic page for more information.

Food provides the energy and nutrients you need to be healthy. Nutrients include proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.