April: Stamp out smoking, shingles, nurses and patient safety, heroin report, understanding health news

NIH News in Health, a monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the Department of Health and Human Services

Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:
Cartoon of a “No-Smoking” sign in an open outdoor area, with nearby people enjoying a picnic lunch. Stamp Out Smoking
Tobacco-Free Living
Researchers have found effective ways to help people quit smoking—or prevent them from starting in the first place. The tricky part is putting these tools to use.
Read more about how to stamp out smoking.
   
Cartoon of a vial labeled “Shingles Vaccine” and a prescription for antiviral medication. The Sting of Shingles
Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks
If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects.
Read more about the sting of shingles.

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