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Summer 2009 Issue: Volume 4 Number 3

Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins Is New NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., a physician and geneticist, is the new Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. President Barack Obama nominated Dr. Collins, who served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at NIH from 1993-2008. Continue Reading, 'Dr. Francis Collins Is New NIH Director'

Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D. and Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D.

Celebrating Leadership in Public Health and Medicine

On May 5th, the 2009 FNLM Annual Awards Dinner celebrated advances in public health and medicine, along with the individuals and organizations dedicated to this cause. The dinner was dedicated to the memory of FNLM's long-time chairman, the Honorable Paul G. Rogers. Continue Reading, 'Celebrating Leadership in Public Health and Medicine'

Two Women walking

What Most Women Don't Know About P.A.D.

September is National P.A.D. Month. A new campaign has begun to alert women to the dangers of peripheral arterial disease. P.A.D. can increase heart disease—the No. 1 killer of women. Continue Reading, 'What Most Women Don't Know About P.A.D.'

Doctor speaking to a p

Straight Talk For Good Health

Does this sound familiar? You have only a few minutes with your health-care provider. You say what's on your mind. But, later, you remember something you forgot to ask. Or, maybe you listen to what she says, and then forget parts of what she told you. Continue Reading, 'Straight Talk For Good Health'