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NIH clinical trial participant Curtis Minor has his blood pressure taken by Miriam Baird, R.N.
August 11, 2020

Is a clinical trial right for you?

Do you take a statin for high cholesterol? Does ibuprofen help you with aches and pains? These medicines were once...

Clinical Trials
The James H. Shannon Building on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
July 07, 2020

How NIH and NLM help during COVID-19

As experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and across the world address public health emergencies like COVID-19, NIH...

NIH Highlights, COVID-19

February 06, 2020

A visual guide to 6 conditions that cause skin discoloration

Vitiligo is not the only disease that causes skin to change color. Here are a few conditions and what they...

Vitiligo, Skin Conditions
January 29, 2020

New on MedlinePlus: HIV PrEP and PEP

Information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is now available on MedlinePlus in both English and Spanish. PrEP...


November 21, 2019

8 health questions to ask your family members

It's the time of year when many families gather for the holidays, which means it's also a great...

Genetic Testing
November 19, 2019

The 411 on common lab tests

October marked Health Literacy Month, which focuses on better understanding and managing our individual health. In recognition of Health Literacy Month, we’ve...

Laboratory Testing

Joshua Dobbs is an NFL quarterback and a leading advocate for those with alopecia areata.
September 17, 2019

NFL Quarterback Joshua Dobbs: Alopecia shouldn’t stand in your way

Joshua Dobbs is a triple threat. He's a National Football League quarterback, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has...

Alopecia Areata
Bev Miller participated in an NIH clinical trial to help others with bipolar disorder.
August 13, 2019

Life on a roller coaster: Managing bipolar disorder

Imagine your life as a roller coaster: the excitement of climbing to the top and the terrifying feeling when the...

Bipolar Disorder

April 02, 2019

MedlinePlus magazine website now bilingual

Welcome to our new, bilingual NIH MedlinePlus magazine website. Instead of our once-a-year Salud print issue of the magazine, all...

NIH Highlights
The polio-like disease can cause symptoms such as sudden arm or leg weakness.
January 14, 2019

New MedlinePlus topic: Acute flaccid myelitis

Acute flaccid myelitis has made headlines recently, but what exactly is this strange disease that affects children? Using MedlinePlus'...

Acute Flaccid Myelitis