About NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus magazine is a quarterly publication produced by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Cover of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine from issues featuring Norah O'Donnell, and Rashad Jennings

NIH MedlinePlus magazine provides updates on the latest breakthroughs from NIH-supported research, as well as health tips and wellness overviews vetted by NIH experts. 

We feature people from all walks of life talking about how they've handled their health challenges. Sometimes it's the famous, like Jim Parsons, Nick Jonas, or Padma Lashki. But mostly, it's regular people who have turned to NIH for care and want to share their stories: People like you. 

We hope NIH MedlinePlus becomes a favorite source of trusted health information for you, whether you read it in print at your doctor's office or here on our website.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s premier medical research agency, with 27 different institutes and centers. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the NIH is the world’s largest medical library. NLM provides free, trusted health information to you through MedlinePlus and NIH MedlinePlus magazine.