Music and Your Health: NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

In the just posted issue of NIH MedlinePlus magazine, soprano Renée Fleming talks about partnering with NIH to explore sound, health, and the power of music. She talks about working with NIH and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (in association with the National Endowment for the Performing Arts) on the Sound Health initiative. The initiative seeks to better understand the connection between music and the brain and to improve health and wellness through music.

cover of NIH MedlinePlus magazine featuring Renée FlemingIn addition to covering music and health, this issue  also features—

  • New Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 900,000 people each year will develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a pulmonary embolism in the US. Even more startling: Up to 100,000 people may die annually from one or both of these conditions. Articles detail how NIH is working to improve diagnosis, treatment, and prevention through clinical trials and other studies and one man’s battle with DVT.
  • Research Updates on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome—As many as 5 million women have it. This common hormonal disorder can cause irregular menstrual cycles, acne, unwanted facial hair, and weight gain. Lean how NIH research worldwide is looking for clues to this syndrome and how one woman uses social media to cope.
  • Fighting Fibromyalgia with Complementary Health—Fibromyalgia patient Vikki Owens says, “I’m a fibro fighter.” Learn how people manage this condition and what’s new in research.

Through feature articles, personal stories, infographics, and more, NIH MedlinePlus magazine helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into health.” This quarterly publication of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine provides news you can use.

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