August 2008 NIH News in Health Now Online
The August 2008 issue of NIH News in Health is now online at http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/. The monthly NIH News in Health newsletter brings you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:
Arm Yourself for Good Health
Stay Up-to-Date on Vaccines
As summer winds down, students from kindergarten to college are heading off to new schools, with lots of new people to meet—and new germs to catch. One of the best ways to guard you and your family against infectious disease is to stay up-to-date with your vaccines.
Full story: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/newversion/2008/August/feature1.htm
Matching Genes and Vitamins
A Personalized Plan May Be in Your Future
You may be one of the many people who take vitamin and mineral supplements as a kind of insurance plan, to make sure your body’s getting enough of all the nutrients you need. New research suggests that doctors may one day be able to design a personalized supplement plan that’s best for your particular body.
Full story: http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/newversion/2008/August/feature2.htm
- Wide Waists Boost Risk of Death
- Online Care Helps Control Blood Pressure
- Featured Web Site: Findings
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