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Mark was able to treat some of his long COVID symptoms, but still deals with severe brain fog.
August 15, 2022

Navigating long COVID

Mark Elliott, Ph.D., is a 66-year-old associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington...

Parents who practice responsive feeding help their children learn positive eating habits from a young age.
August 05, 2022

Healthy habits that last a lifetime: How to practice responsive feeding

Feeding time can be hard for new parents, especially since babies can’t use words to tell you when they’re hungry...

Child Development, Nutrition
Teaching parents how to recognize and respond to their baby’s cues can help promote healthy growth.
August 05, 2022

Preventing childhood obesity: Program for first-time parents promotes healthy growth in firstborn babies and their siblings

An NIH-funded study called Intervention Nurses Start Infants Growing on Healthy Trajectories (INSIGHT), has been shown to support healthy weight...

Child Development, Nutrition
Long COVID symptoms can include brain fog, shortness of breath, and fatigue.
August 01, 2022

The long haul: When COVID-19 symptoms don’t go away

*This article is an update to the original article, published on July 6, 2021. It was updated in July 2022 to reflect new...

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome is a set of symptoms associated with a rare but extreme immune response to COVID-19.
August 01, 2022

Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children

Most children who get infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 have mild or no symptoms and some may also...

Lymphedema causes swelling and stiffness.
July 26, 2022

Lymphedema: Living with swelling and stiffness

What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is chronic swelling that happens when something upsets the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part...

Dr. Jon Lorsch has been the head of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences since 2013.
July 25, 2022

Meet Dr. Jon Lorsch: Director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Jon R. Lorsch, PhD, has been the director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) since August 2013. In...

Meet the Director
Kathy Bates joins other lymphedema advocates at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
July 20, 2022

Kathy Bates is figuring out how to live with lymphedema

When award-winning actress Kathy Bates was featured on the cover of NIH MedlinePlus magazine in 2016, she spoke about her experience...

 By collecting data from thousands of pregnant people, NIH researchers hope to paint a clearer picture of what a healthy pregnancy looks like.
July 11, 2022

PregSource: Using input from pregnant people to uncover the secrets of pregnancy

What is PregSource?  PregSource®: Crowdsourcing to Understand Pregnancy is a research project that collects data about pregnancy from the...

An MRI can help diagnose multiple sclerosis.
June 08, 2022

Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know

What is it?  Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a nervous system disease that affects the brain, optic nerve (which helps...

Multiple Sclerosis
CNN anchor John King has been living with MS for over ten years.
June 06, 2022

CNN’s John King isn’t letting multiple sclerosis slow him down

"I’m lucky, but multiple sclerosis is with me every day" –John King CNN host John King has covered American politics...

Multiple Sclerosis