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Taraji P. Henson
May 04, 2022

Starting the conversation to improve mental health

Taraji P. Henson won the hearts of millions with her acting, singing, and writing. The award-winning star of the hit...

Mental Health
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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
When To Test Calculator for Individuals calculates your estimated risk of having COVID-19 and spreading it to others.
February 24, 2022

New decision-support tool for COVID-19 testing can help you get back to your life, safely

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still so much uncertainty about how to live with this virus. We have...

COVID-19, COVID-19 Testing