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Vidyya Medical News Service For 08-October-2000:

The economic returns from the nation's investment in medical research are exceptional, says a major report issued by Funding First, a public policy initiative of the Mary Woodard Lasker Charitable Trust. The findings described in Exceptional Returns: The Economic Value of America's Investment in Medical Research provide an entirely new way to understand and value the enormous contribution of medical research to the American standard of living. This issue has information on the report and directions to where you can obtain a copy for your personal use.

Today's Vidyya contains a new NHLBI report: Restless Legs Syndrome: Detection and Management in Primary Care. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a common, underdiagnosed, and treatable condition. A neurologic movement disorder, RLS is often associated with a sleep complaint. This publication provides science-based information about RLS and its assessment and management in the primary care setting.

This week is National Adult Immunization Awareness Week. This Vidyya contains a wealth of information for you to share with your patients. From information and materials for participation in the week from Amy Shehan at The National Coalition for Adult Immunization to a glossary and an adult patient education handout, this Vidyya has a lot to offer. Adults are often under immunized which can lead to unpleasant consequences. Get information for them in this Vidyya.

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