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Vikki Owens with her spin instructor.
September 18, 2018

Fighting fibromyalgia with complementary health and NIH

“I’m a fibro fighter.” That is how 61-year-old Vikki Owens of Seattle, Wash., describes her 25-year...

Fibromyalgia
September 18, 2018

A silent killer: Exploring the impact of deep vein blood clots

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in a vein deep in the body. Blood clots happen...

Deep Vein Thrombosis
September 18, 2018

Managing polycystic ovary syndrome

A family member, friend, co-worker, or neighbor: You probably know someone with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). As many as 5 million...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
September 14, 2018

Keeping teens safe behind the wheel

A Recent NIH study found teens were more likely than older drivers to crash within the first three months of...

Teen Health
September 14, 2018

Bad sleeping patterns early in life may be linked to future health problems

Could adolescents who don’t get enough sleep be setting the stage for heart-related health risks later in life?...

Healthy Sleep
The trial is one of the first large-scale studies aiming to personalize cancer treatment.
September 14, 2018

Most women with early-stage breast cancer don’t need chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the cornerstones of modern day cancer treatment. But in some cases, it may not be essential...

Breast Cancer
September 14, 2018

What’s new in fibromyalgia research?

Researchers at NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal...

Fibromyalgia
September 14, 2018

Fibromyalgia: What you need to know

There is no cure for fibromyalgia, but it typically won’t get worse over time. Patients who learn to...

Fibromyalgia
Nicole Strayhorn with her dad.
September 14, 2018

Pushing through life with PCOS

Nicole Strayhorn was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at age 14. After years of struggling with the syndrome, Nicole, now 28,...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Louis DePaolo, Ph.D., leads infertility research support at NICHD.
September 14, 2018

NIH research looks around the world for clues to polycystic ovary syndrome

Iceland may be key to helping us understand how and why women get polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Researchers, with support...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
September 14, 2018

NIH studies explore intersection of art, music, and health

Though funding opportunities supported by NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) as part of Sound Health were...

Palliative Care, Healthy Aging, Child Development, Sound Health
National Institute of Mental Health researcher David Jangraw, Ph.D. (left), reviews brain scans with Renée Fleming at NIH.
September 14, 2018

How singing affects our brain

In 2017, soprano Renée Fleming took part in a remarkable experiment as part of NIH’s Sound Health...

Sound Health
NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. and Renée Fleming perform at NIH’s 2017 Sound Health event.
September 14, 2018

NIH-Kennedy Center initiative explores ‘Music and the Mind’

Can music help us learn? Can it ease chronic pain? Can it improve your health in general? These are important...

Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stroke, Healthy Aging, Child Development, Sound Health
Renée Fleming
September 14, 2018

The power of music

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. She’s thrilled audiences around...

Sound Health
Michael Morizio during a trip to Abruzzo, Italy.
September 14, 2018

Struggling to breathe: A battle with deep vein thrombosis

Michael Morizio knows how quickly life can change.  In August 2017, Michael was playing the kind of competitive tennis he...

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
Leading vascular researcher Thomas Wakefield, M.D., performs surgery.
September 14, 2018

NIH searches for improved blood clot treatment and diagnosis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly 900,000 people each year will develop deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or...

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
Andrei Kindzelski, M.D., Ph.D., is the program director in the Division of Blood Diseases and Resources at NHLBI.
September 14, 2018

Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms: An overview

We've compiled a list of symptoms, causes, and treatment for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms with information from...

Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism
September 14, 2018

New NIH study zeroes in on prostate cancer in African-American men

Fifteen percent of African-American men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. They’re also more likely to...

Prostate Cancer
September 13, 2018

Here’s a health tip: Sign up for the My MedlinePlus newsletter

Check your inbox every Wednesday for a new newsletter from MedlinePlus and the National Library of Medicine. My MedlinePlus is...

MedlinePlus
HerbList™ app shown on a mobile phone.
September 13, 2018

What’s in that supplement? Ask the HerbList app

Wandering down the vitamin aisle and have questions about a supplement? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has an...

Dietary Supplements
September 13, 2018

Falling back: Seasonal affective disorder

This November most of us will turn back the clocks as daylight savings time ends, a sign that winter, cooler...

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Shingles is a painful rash on the skin that comes from the same virus that causes chickenpox.
September 13, 2018

New shingles vaccine over 90% effective

Recently, shingles has made headlines because of a new vaccine that was approved in 2017: the recombinant zoster vaccine, or Shingrix....

Shingles
NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. (left center), and Renée Fleming (right center) perform at NIH’s 2017 Sound Health event with other event leaders.
September 13, 2018

‘Music and the Mind’: NIH event explores how sound impacts our health

This September, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) welcomed leading musicians, researchers, and guests from around the country to the...

September 13, 2018

5 ways to manage your fibromyalgia

Lifestyle changes and self care are critical to improving your quality of life with fibromyalgia. We asked two top fibromyalgia...

Fibromyalgia