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ClinicalTrials.gov beta site is now available
May 02, 2022

Find clinical studies on the updated ClinicalTrials.gov

Interested in learning about clinical trials? Want to find research that’s happening on a specific health topic? On ClinicalTrials.gov you can do all that,...

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 important to know that help...

Mental Health
In this online video, NIH Dr. Krystal M. Lewis explains how stress works in the brain.
April 13, 2022

Chill out with the NIH

A guided video visualization to help you relax  Even the most seemingly relaxed people deal with stress on a daily basis. Stress includes the feeling...

Stress
Gene therapies “fix” genetic mutations by replacing or changing a gene that doesn’t work with one that does.
April 07, 2022

Gene therapies are a promising path to treating rare diseases

Researching and developing new treatments for rare diseases is time consuming, complex, and often expensive. Most rare diseases (almost 80%) are caused by a defect in...

Rare Diseases
April 01, 2022

Heart attacks

A heart attack occurs when the flow of oxygenated blood suddenly becomes blocked, and a section of the heart can’t get oxygen. If blood flow...

Heart Diseases
March 31, 2022

Physical exercise

When you hear the word “exercise” you might think about lifting weights or hitting the treadmill to try to lose a few pounds. Weight loss...

Exercise
Research can be a source of hope for people with invisible diseases.
March 24, 2022

When there’s research, there’s hope

The first sign Meredith Winchell noticed was trouble breathing. At the time, she worked as an analyst at NIH. First, she started losing her breath...

Rare Diseases
Telehealth makes it easier for some people with rare diseases to access medical care.
March 22, 2022

COVID-19 makes living with a rare disease even harder

Ongoing uncertainty, being alone, and not being able to get treatment. In many ways, the widespread challenges the COVID-19 pandemic created were already too familiar...

Rare Diseases, COVID-19
If you have a virus, and especially if you’re not wearing a mask, be sure to stay away from others.
March 18, 2022

Winter viruses

Winter and viruses: A dangerous combination Though a cold, flu, or COVID-19 can strike at any time, you’re more likely to pick up a viral...

Cold-Weather Wellness
March 16, 2022

Breathing like everyone else

Dara Torres’ remarkable swimming career has inspired generations of Americans. She broke her first world record at age 14 and went on to win 12 Olympic medals...

Asthma
Thick unscented lotions and petroleum jelly can help relieve some of the uncomfortable symptoms of an eczema flare-up.
March 11, 2022

Eczema and the cold

Eczema: What is it? Also known as “atopic dermatitis,” eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that affects roughly 30% of Americans, mostly children and adolescents....

Eczema
Be careful when drinking hot liquids to avoid getting burned.
February 28, 2022

Burns: How to treat and prevent

Ouch! I Burned My Skin, Now What?  First Degree  Put the affected area in cool water or apply a cold, wet compress  Apply petroleum...

Burns
Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite.
February 28, 2022

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

Hypothermia: Easier to develop than you might think   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Warning signs...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Hypothermia
Rare Disease Day at NIH 2022
February 25, 2022

Virtual Rare Disease Day at NIH 2022

In the United States, diseases that each affect less than 200,000 people are called “rare diseases.” There are about 7,000 – 10,000 rare diseases, and more than...

Rare Diseases