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January 26, 2015
Director's Comments: Aspirin: Initial Heart Attack and Stroke
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Aspirin: Initial Heart Attack and Stroke. The transcript is also available.

A daily, low dose aspirin may not prevent heart attacks, strokes as well as some other heart disease related conditions for older adults, suggests a comprehensive Japanese study and an accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


January 22, 2015
Good Parenting
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There are so many ways to be a good parent. Find quality information and advice on our parenting page.


January 20, 2015
Director's Comments: 2015 Seasonal Flu
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Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on 2015 Seasonal Flu. The transcript is also available.

Flu.gov reports it appears to be a severe flu season with cases occurring throughout most of the U.S. From the latest information available in early January, seasonal flu is widespread and I regret to report it has taken the lives of 26 children across the nation.


January 12, 2015
Director's Comments: Hospice Advantages
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While a pioneering study reports hospice care for very ill cancer patients comparatively lowered some key medical indicators and costs, an accompanying editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests more research is needed to demonstrate the advantages of hospice or non-hospice care for many end-of-life-patients.