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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
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

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., swears in Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., as the 19th director of NLM.
July 08, 2021

Data guides health discovery: An interview with NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan

Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., leads the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of...

COVID-19
April 20, 2021

6 exercises you can do in your office

Stretches for sitting Neck stretch Tilt your head to one side and hold for 15 seconds. Repeat this on each side,...

Low Back Pain

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...

HIV

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

Personal Story

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, Personal Story