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Restless Legs Report
Get the NHLBI's new report on Restless Leg Syndrome.

Proceed To Article Medical Research Of Great Value To US Economy
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. More...

Proceed To Article 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. More...

Proceed To Article National Adult Immunization Awareness Week - 8-14 October 2000
This week is National Adult Immunization Awareness Week. Information and materials for participation in the week are available from Amy Shehan at The National Coalition for Adult Immunization. Adults are often under immunized which can lead to unpleasant consequences. Read this Vidyya fact sheet for more information. More...

Proceed To Article Definition Of Terms Related To Immunization
Adjuvant, anaphylaxis, attenuated, conjugate... How do you explain these concepts to the public? You won't have to with this handy glossary of terms. More...

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Patient Information - Adult Immunization Handout
Many adults don't know that they are supposed to get immunized against disease. This reference sheet can help take the guess work out of who and when should be immunized. The guide covers immunizations from influenza to diphtheria and hepatitis B. Print many copies and keep them on hand. More...

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