Dr. Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the National Institutes of Health, recently spoke with NIH MedlinePlus magazine coordinator Christopher Klose about the importance of personalized medicine, and what it means to families and the individual. Continue Reading, 'The Future of Personalized Medicine, From NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins'
My Family Health Portrait is an Internet-based tool that makes it easy to create your family’s health history. It is simple to fill out. It is private. It is valuable health information that you can share with family members... Continue Reading, 'My Family Health Portrait, A tool from the Surgeon General'
Then & Now: Research Pays Off for All Americans / Dr. Virginia Apgar: Keeping Score at Baby's First Cry
If you were born after 1953, the first test you received evaluated your physical condition and gave you an Apgar score. The score is named for Dr. Virginia Apgar (1909-1974), a pioneering obstetrical anesthesiologist. Continue Reading, 'Then & Now: Research Pays Off for All Americans / Dr. Virginia Apgar: Keeping Score at Baby's First Cry'