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January 12, 2017

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The most important thing you can do to help prevent cervical cancer is to get screened regularly.

January 9, 2017

To Your Health: NLM update: Chronic fatigue syndrome progress

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Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Chronic fatigue syndrome progress. The transcript is also available.

New support from the National Institutes of Health to fund studies about chronic fatigue syndrome follows some recent research progress, finds a news report in Science...

January 4, 2017

January Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

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The January issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "Pregnancy and Beyond: Make Healthy Choices for Yourself and Your Baby" and "How to Spot and Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis: When the Clot Thickens." Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.

January 3, 2017

To Your Health: NLM update: Child mental health and longer hospitalizations

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Listen to the To Your Health: NLM update on Child mental health and longer hospitalizations. The transcript is also available.

Children and teens with mental health conditions experience comparatively longer and more expensive hospital stays for 10 common medical and 10 common surgical conditions with additional implications for their care, finds a comprehensive study recently published in Pediatrics...

December 30, 2016

Start the year off right.

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Start the year off right. MedlinePlus can help with your exercise and fitness goals.

December 28, 2016

New Topic Page: Cancer Immunotherapy

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Cancer Immunotherapy.

Immunotherapy is a cancer treatment that helps your immune system fight cancer. It is a type of biological therapy...

December 28, 2016

New Topic Page: Optic Nerve Disorders

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Optic Nerve Disorders.

The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers that carry visual messages. You have one connecting the back of each eye (your retina) to your brain...

December 28, 2016

New Topic Page: Opioid Abuse and Addiction

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Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Opioid Abuse and Addiction.

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol...