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NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, Trusted Health Information from the National Institutes of Health

Fall 2006 Issue: Volume 1 Number 1

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Your gateway to the world's most comprehensive and trusted health care information available is the MedlinePlus Web site… Continue Reading, 'Introducing'

Patricia A. Grady and Anthony Fauci, M.D.

From the Directors

Exercise is extremely important as a regular part of your life, and we at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) take that very seriously in our own lives. Exercise is not something that you only do when you're young… Continue Reading, 'From the Directors'

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New Vaccines Help Protect You

Chances are that you have never come down with a case of diphtheria, smallpox or tetanus. It is more than good fortune or genetic luck of the draw… Continue Reading, 'New Vaccines Help Protect You'

Channing O'Halloran

The Place Where Hope Lives

Meet Channing O'Halloran. Before she was 1 year old, she was diagnosed with cystinosis, a genetic illness that used to be a death sentence for kids before they reached age 10.… Continue Reading, 'The Place Where Hope Lives'

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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine

The world's largest medical library is the National Library of Medicine, located on the 300-acre campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md… Continue Reading, 'The National Network of Libraries of Medicine'

Maya Angelou

Imagine stopping the progression of Alzheimer's

I have friends and loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's. But I can imagine… and hope for… a world without this terrible disease.… Continue Reading, 'Imagine stopping the progression of Alzheimer's'

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Breathe easier. Ask your doctor if it's asthma

If you cough a lot, wheeze, are short of breath or feel tightness in your chest, you might have asthma. If you do, you need treatment to control it. Find out for sure… Continue Reading, 'Breathe easier. Ask your doctor if it's asthma'