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Diabetes Dictionary - This dictionary defines words that are often used when people talk or write about diabetes. (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
Diabetes in Older People - A Disease You Can Manage - Diabetes is a serious disease. It happens when your blood levels of glucose, a form of sugar, are too high. Diabetes can lead to dangerous health problems. The good news is that high glucose levels can be managed to help control the disease and prevent or delay future problems. (National Institute on Aging)
Endocrine System (Hormones) (MEDLINE plus) - Carefully selected links to Web resources and the latest, authoritative health information related to the endocrine system (hormones.) (National Library of Medicine)
Genes and Disease - Glands and Hormones - (National Library of Medicine)
Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis (Graphic) - (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
Making Choices: Screening for Thyroid Disease - This booklet provides a decision making guide for individuals considering being screened for thyroid cancer based on their exposure to radioactive fallout from the Nevada nuclear weapons tests (1954-63). (National Cancer Institute)
Radioactive I-131 from Fallout - Information and resources for Americans exposed to I-131 (a form of radioactive iodine) through fallout from aboveground nuclear testing in the 1950s and early '60s. (National Cancer Institute)
Research in the News: Help for Cuckoo Clocks (Grades 9-12) - The body's pacemaker in the brain helps to regulate melatonin secretion. Each day, the pacemaker must reset the body's "biological clock," because the clock does not run automatically on a 24-hour cycle, yet people's lives do. (ARCHIVE: 1995) (Office of Science Education)
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Rodbell: Discovering How Cells Respond to Signals (Exhibit) - An online exhibit about the work of Martin Rodbell and his colleagues in discovering a mechanism that transformed our understanding of how cells respond to signals. In a series of pioneering experiments conducted here at the NIH, Rodbell studied hormones--substances which have specific effects on cells' activity. He could not have predicted the broad impact his findings would have. (DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research) (Office of NIH History)
Tamoxifen: Questions and Answers - A fact sheet that describes the action, risks, benefits, and side effects of tamoxifen, adrug that interrupts the estrogen hormone connection to breast cancer. (National Cancer Institute)

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