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September 13, 2012
A Good Night's Sleep
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What's could be better than a good night's sleep? Visit the MedlinePlus sleep disorders topic page to learn about problems that could be preventing you from getting the rest you deserve.

September 13, 2012
September Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available
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The September issue of NIH News in Health is now available.

Featured stories include "See, Hear, Speak: Are Kids’ Senses Ready for School? " and "Safe Driving for Distracted Teens: Steering in the Right Direction". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.

September 10, 2012
Director's Comments: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Summer 2012

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Summer 2012. The transcript is also available.

The new edition of NIH MedlinePlus magazine encourages better children’s dental health, sounder sleep, an awareness of the bacteria that live on your skin, and understanding cholesterol...

September 10, 2012
September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Visit the MedlinePlus prostate cancer topic page to learn more.

August 29, 2012
Hurricane Season
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It's hurricane and tropical storm season. Learn about staying safe before, during and after a hurricane or tropical storm on our hurricanes health topic page.

August 29, 2012
Off to College? Stay Healthy!
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Going to college? Learn what you need to do to stay healthy and safe. Visit the MedlinePlus page on college health.

College life involves excitement, along with new challenges, risks, and responsibilities. You are meeting new people, learning new things, and making your own decisions. It can sometimes be stressful. You have to deal with pressures related to food, drink, appearance, drugs, and sexual activity...

August 29, 2012
Director's Comments: Personalized Weight Loss Programs Cost Less

Listen to the NLM Director's Comments on Personalized Weight Loss Programs Cost Less. The transcript is also available.

Medically supervised weight loss programs that focus on need-based personalized assistance instead of frequent group meetings are less expensive and equally effective in helping adults take off pounds, suggests a helpful study and accompanying editorial recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association...