When it comes to gathering health information, it's all about trust. Not long ago, most of us turned to trusted physicians, friends, or family members with medical concerns… Continue Reading, 'From the Director: Surfing the Web for Health Information'
The number of heart disease deaths in American women is decreasing, according to recent research by NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)… Continue Reading, 'Celebrities Gather to Fight Heart Disease'
Two NIH institutes — the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) — have joined with HBO to reveal startling new advances in the fight against alcohol and other drug addiction… Continue Reading, 'The Science of Addiction: Drugs, Brains, and Behavior'
"The cold; I just didn't notice it," shrugged Donnie McGee as the nurse cut through the bandages covering his frost-bitten right foot. Two days later, most of it would be amputated… Continue Reading, 'Local Legends of Medicine: Janelle Goetcheus, M.D.'
It's estimated that about three-quarters of American women of childbearing age have fibroid tumors in their uteruses. These benign tumors can cause not only pain, anemia, excessive menstrual bleeding, and infertility… Continue Reading, 'Fibroid Tumors in Women: A Hidden Epidemic?'
The NIH Clinical Center: For more than 50 years, the Center's physicians and scientists have been translating laboratory discoveries into better… Continue Reading, 'The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center'
Could you or a loved one have noise-induced hearing loss? Millions of Americans are experiencing hearing loss due to excessive noise exposure and other causes.… Continue Reading, '10 Ways to Identify Hearing Loss'
Hispanic TV superstar Don Francisco and the National Library of Medicine have teamed up to promote the new Spanish-language MedlinePlus.gov/salud Web site… Continue Reading, 'Welcome to MedlinePlus en español'
The National Cancer Institute estimates there will be more than 1 million new
cases of skin cancer in the United States this year. With summer on the way, it's
important to protect yourself and your family.… Continue Reading, 'HealthLines: Quick Tips for Seasonal Health, Safety and Fun…;'