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Jimmy Luis Gomez, better known as Taboo.
April 25, 2018

Translating music into hope

Grammy Award winning musician Jimmy Luis Gomez, better known as Taboo, has been thrilling audiences for years as a member...

Cancer
April 25, 2018

10 NIH research highlights

At any given time, NIH is funding thousands of research studies and clinical trials across the U.S. Some studies...

NIH Research
April 24, 2018

Caregiving: It takes a village

Do you remind a family member or friend to take a life-saving medication each day? Do you spend time helping...

Caregivers
April 24, 2018

Palliative care: A spectrum of support

When we think of caregiving, we often think of helping elderly family members or friends. But many people—old, young, and...

Palliative Care
April 24, 2018

Finding better and more personalized ways to diagnose cancer at NIH

Cancer treatment is constantly evolving and so are the detection tools that help diagnose it. The National Cancer Institute's ...

Cancer
Marguerite E. O’Haire, Ph.D., is studying how service dogs can help veterans.
April 24, 2018

Ruff! Are pets good for our health?

Guinea pigs, fish, dogs, and horses: What do these animals have in common? They may have an impact on our...

NIH Highlights
Ted Simon
April 24, 2018

Racing against lung cancer

In early 2016, Rhode Island resident Ted Simon had a tickle in his throat that wouldn't go away. When the...

Cancer
Marguerite and David Kaye on a recent vacation.
April 24, 2018

A couple’s caregiving journey

David Kaye never thought anything could hurt him. He spent 25 years in the Army as a Green Beret and served...

Caregivers
Brianna Parker has used therapy and self-care to deal with the traumatic stress following 9/11.
April 24, 2018

Confronting 9/11 trauma from childhood into adulthood

Brianna Parker was across the street from the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001, when two airplanes flew...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
April 24, 2018

Eyes may be ‘windows to the brain’ in stroke patients

Our eyes can tell us a lot about our health. They can help health care providers diagnose things like diabetes,...

Stroke
April 24, 2018

Brain scan technology extends treatment window for stroke

Some stroke patients may be able to receive effective treatment later than originally thought—up to 16 hours after a stroke happens—thanks...

Stroke
April 24, 2018

CancerSEEK: Blood test could detect cancer earlier

An early and correct cancer diagnosis gives patients the best chances for successful treatment. One step toward an earlier diagnosis...

Cancer
April 24, 2018

A closer look at cancer imaging tools

Imaging procedures create pictures of areas inside your body that help your health care provider see whether cancer is present....

Cancer
April 24, 2018

Pediatric palliative care resources for you

Dealing with a serious illness can be overwhelming, especially when it involves a child. NIH is here to help. The...

Palliative Care
April 24, 2018

Advance care plan: A checklist for the future

Do you and your loved ones have an advance care plan? An advance care plan spells out decisions you'd...

Caregivers
April 24, 2018

2-D or 3-D mammography?: The future of breast cancer detection

A new trial may be the answer for finding breast cancer in women who don't have symptoms. The trial...

Cancer
April 24, 2018

Depression, guilt, anger: Know the signs of PTSD

People who experience traumatic situations react in different ways. In general, people often have recurring thoughts about what happened....

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
April 24, 2018

PTSD: Recovery and treatment

Not everyone who lives through a dangerous event develops post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In fact, most people will not develop...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
April 24, 2018

Preventing pregnancy with a gel for men?

This June the largest effort in the U.S. to test a new hormonal male contraceptive starts—with support from NIH. ...

Pregnancy
April 24, 2018

Fighting the flu with a universal vaccine

After a serious 2017–2018 flu season, development of a universal vaccine has become more important than ever. Seasonal flu (or...

Flu Shot
April 24, 2018

Combating HIV/AIDS

Even though the number of AIDS-related deaths worldwide has dropped dramatically—by nearly 50 percent since 2005—1 million people still died from...

AIDS, HIV
April 24, 2018

Cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the unhealthy

We hear about cholesterol in the news, in diets, and on advertisements. But what exactly is it? Cholesterol is a...

Cholesterol
April 23, 2018

Traumatic stress: New roads to recovery

We hear about traumatic or life-threatening events on the news all the time. They can include large events such as...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., meets with NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., at NIH.
April 17, 2018

Surgeon general outlines opioid plan

This February U.S. Surgeon General and Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H., discussed his priorities...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction