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A diagram of the virus that causes COVID-19.
July 29, 2021

SARS-CoV-2: Up close

The genetic blueprint material for SARS-CoV-2 is called RNA (yellow spirals). The RNA contains information to specify the amino acids...

COVID-19
July 26, 2021

Talk it out: Need-to-know mental health resources

Are you or someone you know dealing with intense depression, anxiety, thoughts of suicide, or another mental health crisis? You...

Mental Health
An antibody is a large, Y-shaped protein that helps protect us from future infection.
July 23, 2021

Your COVID-19 Glossary

Here's a list of health terms to help you navigate the latest COVID-19 research and updates. Efficacy: How well...

COVID-19
Be prepared and ask about your organization's COVID-19 requirements before returning to work.
July 22, 2021

9 tips to address COVID-19 at work

Heading back to your workplace soon? Here are some tips from the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease...

COVID-19
Severe multisystem inflammatory syndrome, which can happen as a result of COVID-19, may affect a child’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain.
July 21, 2021

Antibodies offer clues about severe COVID-19 cases in children, adults

The majority of children who get COVID-19 have mild disease. But a small percentage develop a serious complication called severe...

COVID-19
Exercise helps your body release mood-boosting endorphins.
July 20, 2021

4 strategies for coping with pandemic stress

"We've been emphasizing all along the need to take care of yourself physically, meaning eat right and sleep right...

Mental Health
Participants were part of a larger study on social and emotional development.
July 19, 2021

Pandemic fear: Young adults with past childhood anxiety at greater risk

Could a child's personality hold clues to how well they will handle stressful events as a young adult? A...

COVID-19
Treatments are important for helping to ease symptoms and potentially preventing the spread of disease.
July 16, 2021

The latest in NIH COVID-19 treatment research

Though the COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, treatments are still essential to...

COVID-19
Monica Webb Hooper, Ph.D., and Gary Gibbons, M.D.
July 15, 2021

NIH's CEAL initiative: Combating misinformation during COVID-19

Racial and ethnic minority communities in the U.S. are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, meaning they have been hit harder...

COVID-19
In the lab of National Institutes of Health-supported researcher Jason McLellan, Ph.D., whose work at the University of Texas-Austin supported COVID-19 vaccine development.
July 14, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know

Vaccines work by teaching your body's immune system to recognize and fight back against germs, such as a virus,...

COVID-19
Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S.
July 12, 2021

What is it like to participate in a COVID-19 vaccine trial?

Stephaun Wallace, Ph.D., M.S., has spent much of his life thinking about infectious diseases. He is a research...

Vaccines
Staying connected to others is more important now than ever.
July 09, 2021

Managing the uncertainty of COVID-19

"Coping with the pandemic has changed from a sprint to a marathon," says Joshua Gordon, M.D., Ph.D.,...

Mental Health
July 07, 2021

NIH ramps up testing for at-risk populations

As the U.S. continues to battle COVID-19, some communities have faced more difficulties than others. This is especially true...

COVID-19 Testing
Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
July 06, 2021

5 questions about Long COVID

Anyone who has had COVID-19 can get Long COVID, regardless of age or prior health conditions. While most people with...

COVID-19
Readers, including the Srikonda family, Alyssa and Kevin Gbolie, and Ed Piscitelli, share their pandemic takeaways.
July 05, 2021

How have you managed stress during COVID-19?

During this global pandemic, we have all had to make changes to our daily lives. We asked readers to tell...

Mental Health
July 02, 2021

Children and the pandemic: NIH explores mental health impact on American youth

COVID-19 has likely had some mental health impact on most of us, especially children and adolescents. The National Institutes of...

Mental Health
Jason S. McLellan, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biosciences, in the McLellan Lab at The University of Texas-Austin.
July 02, 2021

All in the spike: How past virus research gave a head start to the COVID-19 vaccine

It's not often that we can feel thankful for the common cold. But in the case of COVID-19, past...

Vaccines
Anthony Fauci, M.D., was promoted to director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1984.
July 01, 2021

NIH's Dr. Fauci on the COVID-19 battle

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is no stranger to...

COVID-19
NIDDK’s Joseph Courtney, Ph.D., who worked with Dr. Bax on the study, breathes into a sealed box while wearing a mask.
June 30, 2021

New study finds another good reason to wear a mask

We know that when we wear a face mask, we protect ourselves and others from the virus that causes COVID-19....

COVID-19
Dr. Collins performs with opera singer Renée Fleming in 2018.
June 28, 2021

5 ways NIH Director Francis Collins manages pandemic stress

"So many consequences of COVID-19 have made life extremely difficult for everybody in our country and across the world. Hardly...

Stress
NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
June 24, 2021

NIH recognizes its COVID-19 heroes

Welcome to the NIH MedlinePlus magazine website! Written with health consumers in mind, the magazine shares emerging research and health...

COVID-19
May 20, 2021

Online COVID-19 resources for you

General Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 National Institutes of Health (NIH) NIH COVID-19 Research COVID-19...

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ABC News Nightline co-anchor Byron Pitts was diagnosed with stuttering in elementary school.
May 13, 2021

How ABC News' Byron Pitts learned to manage stuttering

ABC News Nightline co-anchor and chief national correspondent Byron Pitts has won Emmy Awards for his coverage of key historical...

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