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Be careful when drinking hot liquids or getting cozy around a fire.
March 05, 2024

When getting warm goes wrong: How to prevent and treat burns

There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of cocoa or a slow-cooked meal to soothe the soul on a chilly...

Two men, each with a prosthetic arm, sit at a table and play checkers.
May 11, 2023

Prosthetics through the ages

Millions of people in the United States are currently living with limb loss. This number is expected to grow as...

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May 02, 2022

Find clinical studies on the updated

Interested in learning about clinical trials? Want to find research that’s happening on a specific health topic? On

Clinical Trials
A trained mental health professional can help you improve your mental well-being.
April 18, 2022

Getting help for mental health

About one in five Americans live with a mental health condition. If you or someone you know is struggling, it’s...

Mental Health

MedlinePlus medical test articles explain what to expect before, during, and after testing.
October 07, 2021

275-plus medical tests explained: From ADHD to Zika

Have you ever wondered why your doctor or your child's doctor ordered a certain blood test? Are you curious...

Laboratory Testing
Marie A. Bernard, M.D.
September 09, 2021

5 questions for NIH’s Dr. Marie A. Bernard

Formerly with the National Institute on Aging, Marie A. Bernard, M.D., transitioned to the role of chief officer for...

NIH Research

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., swears in Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., as the 19th director of NLM.
July 08, 2021

Data guides health discovery: An interview with NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan

Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., leads the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of...

April 20, 2021

6 exercises you can do in your office

Stretches for sitting Neck stretch Tilt your head to one side and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this on each side,...

Low Back Pain

NIH clinical trial participant Curtis Minor has his blood pressure taken by Miriam Baird, R.N.
August 11, 2020

Is a clinical trial right for you?

Do you take a statin for high cholesterol? Does ibuprofen help you with aches and pains? These medicines were once...

Clinical Trials
The James H. Shannon Building on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
July 07, 2020

How NIH and NLM help during COVID-19

As experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and across the world address public health emergencies like COVID-19, NIH...

NIH Highlights, COVID-19

Personal Story

Bev Miller participated in an NIH clinical trial to help others with bipolar disorder.
August 13, 2019

Life on a roller coaster: Managing bipolar disorder

Imagine your life as a roller coaster: the excitement of climbing to the top and the terrifying feeling when the...

Bipolar Disorder, Personal Story