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April NIH News in Health Now Online

The April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now online at We also thought you might be interested in the NIH Office of the Director channel on YouTube at, where you can watch videos to learn more about NIH. In this issue of NIH News in Health:

When a Medical Emergency Strikes: A Race Against the Clock
If you’re seriously injured, your recovery—and even your life—can depend on how quickly the emergency medical team arrives, what type of treatment you get and how fast they get you to a hospital.

Guard Your Liver: Protect Yourself From Hepatitis
Hepatitis can make you feel as if you have the flu, but it’s a completely different disease. Flu is caused by viruses that attack your lungs and respiratory system; hepatitis is a liver disease. Some forms of hepatitis get better on their own. But others can inflict serious liver damage, and may even leave you needing a new liver.

Health Capsules:
· Allergens in Homes Linked to Asthma
· Diet and Metabolic Syndrome
· Featured Web Site: Anabolic Steroid Abuse

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Harrison Wein, Ph.D., Writer/Editor
National Institutes of Health
Office of the Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison
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