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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere—for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

The MedlinePlus Web site is a comprehensive public health information resource from the world's largest medical library, NIH's National Library of Medicine. MedlinePlus has extensive information from the NIH and other trusted sources on more than 950 diseases and conditions. There are also lists of hospitals and physicians, a medical encyclopedia and a medical dictionary, health information in Spanish, extensive information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, health information from the media, and links to thousands of medical clinical trials.

This magazine will provide you with a gold standard of reliable, up-to-date health information in a very user-friendly format that can act as a springboard to the Web site. Each issue highlights four major health conditions, offering the latest advice on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research findings. Regular features will include the latest information on how to stay healthy for a lifetime and will also profile some of the most fascinating people—from laboratory scientists and public figures to patients just like you—who are making a difference in the search for medical advances.

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Winter 2015 Issue: Volume 9 Number 4 Page 19