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Winter 2007 Issue: Volume 2 Number 1

NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni

The Promise of Personalized Medicine

NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., leads the NIH's 27 Institutes and Centers, with more than 18,000 employees and a 2006 budget of $28.6 billion. A well-respected leader in the field of radiology and medicine… Continue Reading, 'The Promise of Personalized Medicine'

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Time to Go Local!

Of course, provides you with reliable health information about disorders and wellness. After you've learned about your health issues, however, your next questions may be: Where can I find a specialist who treats my condition?… Continue Reading, 'Time to Go Local!'

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COPD: When You Learn More, You'll Breathe Better

In January, the NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute launched a major public awareness program to increase everyone's knowledge about COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Continue Reading, 'COPD: When You Learn More, You'll Breathe Better'

Dr. Stephen Sherry

Disaster Doctor From 9/11 to Katrina

Dr. Stephen Sherry will never forget meeting in the New York City mayor's office a couple of years after 9/11 with a woman whose husband had died in the tragedy… Continue Reading, 'Disaster Doctor From 9/11 to Katrina'