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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Debuts

The NIH MedlinePlus Magazine (Volume 1, Number 1) was introduced September 20 at an event in the U.S. Congress attended by lawmakers, their staff, and members of the press. Dr. Elias Zerhouni, director of the National Institutes of Health, attended and spoke about the new magazine and how it can help to bring good health information to the public.

The inaugural issue, which follows a pilot issue published in May, is being sent to doctors' offices so patients can learn about NIH and benefit from the information resulting from NIH-sponsored research.

This issue features Mary Tyler Moore as a spokesperson for diabetes research. In addition, there are articles on arthritis, breast cancer, and the flu. There is also a feature on the NIH Children's Inn.

The magazine is co-sponsored by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Information about the magazine is on the Friends' Web site and the 32 page-document may be downloaded as a PDF file there (http://www.fnlm.org/FNLM%20Programs.html).

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