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Proceed To Article Exercise And Stroke Risk
Exercise has long been associated with reduced risk of coronary heart disease. However, the results of research into activity and risk of stroke have been inconsistent. Now, 8 years of follow-up on thousands of women indicates that the risk of all strokes and those caused by blockages of an artery supplying the brain (ischemic) decreased significantly as the women's activity levels increased. More...

Proceed To Article NIMH Constituency Outreach & Education Program
The Constituency Outreach and Education Program is a 5-year communications initiative of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) that enlists state organizations in a nationwide partnership to help speed the translation of science into mental health services. The program is part of an effort by NIMH to deliver science-based information on mental health to the public and health professionals. State organizations are asked to submit an application by 7 July 2000 in order to be considered for partnership. Read NIMH Outreach.

Proceed To Article Depression In Children And Adolescents
Major depressive disorder—also known as unipolar depression—often goes undiagnosed. Studies show that signs of major depressive disorder in young people are frequently viewed as normal mood swings typical of a particular developmental stage. In addition, health care professionals may be reluctant to prematurely "label" a young person with a mental illness diagnosis. Yet early diagnosis and treatment are important; between 80 and 90 percent of people with depression—even the most serious forms—can be helped. Read New Fact Sheet For Physicians - Depression In Children & Adolescents
Proceed To Article How To Give Medicine To Children
In the last year, much has been published about parents inadvertently overdosing their children with common medications. In some cases, the consequences have been deadly. Whether it's a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drug, dispensing medicine properly to children is important. Given incorrectly, drugs may be ineffective or harmful. The FDA has written a patient education handout for parents that you might find useful. More...

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