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March 2014 Issue of NIH News in Health is Now Available!

Cartoon of a smiling liver next to the stomach and intestines within the body.Check out the March issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Your Liver Delivers: Protect It From Harm
    Your liver works hard to protect your health. But alcohol, drugs, viruses, and excess weight can damage your liver. Learn how to help keep your liver healthy for a lifetime.
  • Diet Drinks and Body Weight
    Overweight and obese adults who drink diet beverages take in more calories from solid foods—especially snacks—than those who drink sugary beverages, according to a new study. The findings raise questions about using diet drinks for weight control in heavier adults.
  • Looking at the Heart
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death nationwide, and it’s a major cause of disability. Finding heart problems early can help prevent more serious troubles later and save lives. Doctors have many techniques for diagnosing heart disease. Among these are imaging tests that take “pictures” of your heart.
  • Featured Website: COPD: Learn More Breathe Better
    COPD is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It’s a leading cause of death in the United States. Many people with COPD don’t realize they have a disease. Learn more about how to spot and treat COPD. Get printable fact sheets, and find COPD-related events and networks that may be in your neighborhood or online.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S.

Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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