On behalf of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM), we welcome you to this issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine.
This issue marks the first anniversary of our publication and we are very pleased with the progress we've made and the response we've received over the past year. The magazine has taken on many important topics, from cancer to diabetes, from the new science of aging well to heart health. Each issue has provided the latest advice and research findings direct from the scientists and medical experts who work for you at the world's leading medical and health research organization, the National Institutes of Health. We are greatly indebted to those experts and the major public figures, like Lance Armstrong, Mary Tyler Moore, Phylicia Rashad, Sam Donaldson, and Kirk Douglas, who have joined our effort to provide you with a gold standard of reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health information.
We are excited to enter the second year of NIH MedlinePlus magazine and will continue to focus on bringing you the most up-to-date and trustworthy information you need to keep you and your family healthy. This issue tackles common problems like sleep disorders and back pain and provides the latest information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of one of the leading killers in America — stroke.
We hope you enjoy this issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine. Please let us know if you have suggestions for future topics to be covered in the magazine and if you would like to receive a free subscription. You can reach us at the address below.
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Friends of the National Library of Medicine