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Vol. LXI, No. 8
April 17, 2009
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NIH MedlinePlus Salud Magazine Debuts

  <i>Salud</i>, a new publication, written in both English and Spanish, complements <i>NIH MedlinePlus</i> magazine, which premiered in 2006.  
  Salud, a new publication, written in both English and Spanish, complements NIH MedlinePlus magazine, which premiered in 2006.  

There’s a new magazine for people who want health information in Spanish. NIH, NLM and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine recently launched NIH MedlinePlus Salud. The magazine is produced in partnership with the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

The new publication, written in both English and Spanish, complements NIH MedlinePlus magazine, which premiered in 2006. Salud (the Spanish word for health) was created to bring quality health information to more people and to address the health needs of the growing Hispanic population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority group in the country. Hispanics made up 15 percent of the population in 2007 and the Census Bureau projects they will make up 30 percent of the population by 2050.

NIH MedlinePlus Salud is NIH’s first general-interest consumer magazine in Spanish. The magazine’s content comes from NIH and includes the latest research and useful health tips.

The pilot issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud, introduced earlier this year, features Cuban-American journalist Cristina Saralegui, who is well known for her Univision talk show, The Cristina Show, as well as her work on behalf of health and wellness causes. The 30-page pilot issue is being distributed nationwide through doctors’ offices, health and community centers, clinics and hospitals and medical libraries. NIHRecord Icon

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