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Micrograph of a mucinous ovarian tumor.
October 08, 2021

3 types of ovarian cancer, explained

All ovarian cancers involve one or both ovaries, or in the nearby tissue that covers organs in the abdomen (belly...

Ovarian Cancer
MedlinePlus medical test articles explain what to expect before, during, and after testing.
October 07, 2021

275-plus medical tests explained: From ADHD to Zika

Have you ever wondered why your doctor or your child's doctor ordered a certain blood test? Are you curious...

Laboratory Testing
Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., is a researcher with the National Cancer Institute.
October 05, 2021

Ovarian cancer immunotherapies show promise

Christina Annunziata, M.D., Ph.D., has dedicated most of her career to studying ovarian cancer with the aim of...

Ovarian Cancer
Miho Tanaka, M.D., specializes in youth  injury prevention.
September 30, 2021

Sports injury? Finding a specialist can improve recovery

Many children and young athletes rival grown-ups with their skill and strength in the sports they play competitively. That makes...

Kids Sports Injuries
September 21, 2021

How to support kids with juvenile arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can be difficult for children to live with. That's why it is important for parents...

Juvenile Arthritis
September 20, 2021

Fast facts about hypothyroidism

Nearly 5% of Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism. It is most common in women. Hashimoto's disease is a...

Hypothyroidism
September 16, 2021

Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism: What’s the difference?

Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid) When your thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone May cause weight gain, constipation, slowed...

Hypothyroidism
Shannon Miller won seven Olympic medals during her gymnastics career.
September 16, 2021

Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller: Accepting help was essential to ovarian cancer recovery

Gymnast Shannon Miller captivated the world on her way to Olympic gold. Now the seven-time Olympic medalist and women's...

Ovarian Cancer
September 15, 2021

4 tips for keeping young athletes safe

To prevent sports injuries, kids need to get plenty of rest, play a variety of sports, and follow the rules...

Kids Sports Injuries
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around the trachea, or breathing tube.
September 14, 2021

Hypothyroidism research: A long-term effort

Hypothyroidism can be a complicated disease on its own and require daily medication in most cases and surgery in more...

Hypothyroidism
Marie A. Bernard, M.D.
September 09, 2021

5 questions for NIH’s Dr. Marie A. Bernard

Formerly with the National Institute on Aging, Marie A. Bernard, M.D., transitioned to the role of chief officer for...

NIH Research
The sticker changes color when it measures chloride levels in sweat. Excessive chloride can indicate cystic fibrosis.
September 08, 2021

Small patch can diagnose cystic fibrosis earlier

Early diagnosis for cystic fibrosis (CF) can make a big difference in improving the quality of life for people with...

Cystic Fibrosis
Michael Ombrello, M.D., studies genetically complex diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
September 07, 2021

New research strives to understand juvenile arthritis

In addition to researching joint and bone health in young athletes, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin...

Juvenile Arthritis
Leslie Heffernan, with her dog, Bella.
September 02, 2021

Triathlete on winning the cancer race

In 2018, Leslie Heffernan, then 58, was training for a triathlon. The Massachusetts resident has always been active and ran, swam, and...

Ovarian Cancer
Stay with a person that is having a seizure and keep them safe from harmful objects.
September 01, 2021

How to help someone who is having a seizure

If a person is having a seizure, it's important to know how to help. Some signs of seizure, according...

Epilepsy
Currently, all children ages 12 and older are permitted to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
August 31, 2021

How to protect your family from COVID-19

Though most children and teenagers have had less severe cases of COVID-19 compared with adults, they can still get sick...

COVID-19 Vaccines
Children and adults with type 1 diabetes have to measure their blood sugar multiple times a day.
August 30, 2021

New drug may slow or prevent type 1 diabetes

A recent study has found that a drug may delay the start of type 1 diabetes in people who are high...

Type 1 Diabetes
Three-year-old Kai Johnson has a rare condition that causes epilepsy and other symptoms.
August 26, 2021

One family’s journey to find epilepsy answers

As an infant, Kai Johnson struggled to reach developmental milestones on time. He sat up and crawled late, and he...

Epilepsy
 Henry B. Burch, M.D., is a program director at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
August 25, 2021

Why the internet can’t diagnose your thyroid problem

Nearly five out of 100 Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. Because the condition is common,...

Hypothyroidism
Kareem Zaghloul, M.D., Ph.D., is a principal investigator at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
August 24, 2021

How do seizures affect the brain?

Of the roughly 3 million people with epilepsy in the U.S., about 30% still have seizures despite being on medication. That...

Epilepsy
Ali Palmer was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which causes an underactive thyroid, last year.
August 19, 2021

Ali Palmer’s new perspective on beauty

Ali Palmer has always been active. She has a small, athletic build and even worked at a fitness studio during...

Hypothyroidism
Experts recommend that adults eat 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.
August 18, 2021

Eat fruit and vegetables, live longer

Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But a new study from the...

Nutrition
Generalized seizures affect both sides of the brain whereas focal seizures happen in one area of the brain.
August 17, 2021

Understanding different kinds of seizures

How do you know if someone is having a seizure? It's not always obvious, and symptoms can vary widely....

Epilepsy
Judy Congdon, second to right, with her children and husband.
August 03, 2021

Skin cancer diagnosis highlights importance of annual checks

Judy Congdon is fair skinned, light eyed, and freckles easily. Those qualities alone are risk factors for many types of...

Skin Cancer