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Proceed To Article Finding The Best Treatment For Mild Persistent Asthma
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute is beginning a study to determine the best long-term strategy for treating adults with mild asthma who experience symptoms more than occasionally. The 2-year "Improving Asthma Control Trial (IMPACT)" study is designed to determine whether patients should be taking anti-inflammatory agents and whether a newer class of medications provides the same benefit as older drugs. More...

Proceed To Article NIH To Hold Workshop On Complementary And Alternative Medicine
Alternative medicine practitioners and mainstream researchers will meet next week to exchange ideas, report on current research, and discuss ways to foster research in cardiovascular, lung, and blood research. The workshop, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Cardiovascular, Lung, and Blood Research," will be held June 12 - 13 in Bethesda, MD. More....

Proceed To Article FDA And CTIA To Collaborate On Cell Phone Research
On 07 June 2000, Vidyya brought you detailed information from the FDA on the FDA's concerns about the possible harmful effects of cellular telephones and the organization's recommendations on future research. Today, the FDA announced collaborative efforts with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA) to fund research to examine the problem. Read Cellular Phone Research...
Proceed To Article Information For Patients - Advance Directives
More than ever before, people with cancer and their families are being asked to take part in decisions about end-of-life care. Yet, most people still do not discuss end-of-life care at all, even if they are seriously ill. This fact sheet provides patients with an outline for thinking about these issues and some guidelines for discussion with their doctors, families, and loved ones. More...

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