Past Issues


January 2013
Beat the Winter Blues: Shedding Light on Seasonal Sadness...Radon Risk: Its Perils Can be Prevented...Trust Rises With Age...Salivary Gland Gene Therapy Shows Promise, Featured Web Site: Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse


December 2012
Don’t Just Sit There!: Move for Your Health...Counting Carbs?: Understanding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load...Technique May Improve COPD Detection...Videos Highlight Behavior and Health, Featured Web Site: NIH Director’s Blog

November 2012
Your Microbes and You: The Good, Bad and Ugly...Gut Feelings About Gastritis: When Your Stomach’s Sick...Brain Cleaning System Discovered...Bilingual Booklet on Sports Injuries, Featured Web Site:

October 2012
Looking Inside: Get the Facts About Radiation...Can’t Curb the Urge to Move?: Living With Restless Legs Syndrome...Antibodies Protect Against Range of Flu Viruses... MRI Shows Promise for Heart Procedures, Featured Web Site: College Drinking: Changing the Culture

September 2012
See, Hear, Speak: Are Kids’ Senses Ready for School?...Safe Driving for Distracted Teens: Steering in the Right Direction...Household Mold Linked to Asthma in Children...Video Looks at the Science of Yoga...Featured Web Site: 52 Weeks for Women’s Health

August 2012
Dizziness Can Be a Drag: Coping with Balance Disorders...Red in the Face: Understanding Rosacea...Food Allergy Reactions in Kids...Considering Hip Replacement?...Featured Web Site: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

July 2012
Digging a Vegetarian Diet: Plant-Based Eating Can Reap Rewards...Massage Therapy: What You Knead to Know...Cooling Therapy Helps Newborns Years Later...High Blood Pressure in Children...Featured Web Site: Impact of NIH Research

June 2012
It’s a Kid’s Job: Playing Helps Kids Learn and Grow...Catching a Cold When It’s Warm: What’s the Deal with Summertime Sniffles?... Skip the Test Before Incontinence Surgery?...Bilingual Effects in the Brain...Featured Web Site: National Kidney Disease Education Program

May 2012
The Sorrow of Suicide: Awareness and Action Can Help Save a Life...Summer Swimtime: Staying Healthy at the Pool and Beach... Danger in Shifting Summer Temperatures...Healthy Vision for a Lifetime...Featured Web Site: Weight-control Information Network

April 2012
Red, Itchy Rash?: Get the Skinny on Dermatitis...When Blood Cells Bend: Understanding Sickle Cell Disease ... Colonoscopies Cut Colon Cancer Deaths...Fact Sheet Highlights Diabetes Blood Test...Featured Web Site: Brain Basics

March 2012
Halt the Hurt!: Dealing with Chronic Pain...Dry Eyes and Mouth?: You May Have Sjögren’s Syndrome... How Often Should Women Have Bone Tests?...Mobile App Helps Teens Quit Smoking...Featured Web Site: Easy-to-Read Drug Facts

February 2012
Love Your Heart: Take Steps To Reduce Heart Risks...Grumbling Guts?: Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome... Body Forms “Industrial” Lubricant for Metal Hip Implants...Navigating Treatment Options for Addiction...Featured Web Site: NIH Radio

January 2012
Breaking Bad Habits: Why It’s So Hard to Change...Mindfulness Matters: Can Living in the Moment Improve Your Health?... Delaying Treatment for Prostate Cancer...Rats Show Empathy, Too, Featured Web Site: NIH Clinical Research Trials and You


December 2011
Weighing in on Dietary Fats: Some Fats Are Healthier Than Others...You’re Never Too Old: Keep Active as You Age... Yoga or Stretching Eases Low Back Pain ... Stroke Risk Linked to Thinking Problems, Featured Web Site: Smokefree E-cards

November 2011
Worried Sick: Living with Anxiety Disorders...Looking at Lupus: An Attack from Within... Gene Affects Response to Asthma Drugs ... Get an Eye Exam During Diabetes Month, Go4Life

October 2011
Weighty Issues for Kids: Taking Aim at Childhood Obesity...Community Immunity: How Vaccines Protect Us All... Five Lifestyle Factors Lower Diabetes Risk... Volunteers Needed for Children’s Study, Featured Web Site: NIH Intramural Research Program

September 2011
Risky Business: Dealing With Your Teen’s Behavior... When a Bundle of Joy Brings Sorrow: Recognizing Postpartum Depression... Being a Beta Male ... Learn About Frontotemporal Disorders, Featured Web Site: LifeWorks

August 2011
Claims About Cocoa: Can Chocolate Really Be Good for You?... Ringing in Your Ears?: Get the Buzz on Tinnitus... Update Your Doctor on Your Family’s Health... If You Have Pink Eye, Featured Web Site: Let's Talk About Bowel Control

July 2011
Bad Air Day: Air Quality and Your Health... A Breakdown in Breathing: The Complexities of Cystic Fibrosis... Study Raises Doubts About Virus and Chronic Fatigue, Managing Food Allergies, Featured Web Site: NIHSeniorHealth

June 2011
Summer Travel: Plan Ahead To Stay Healthy... Strange Migrations and Killer Cramps: Understanding Endometriosis... How Secondhand Smoke Affects the Brain... Listen Safely When Summer Sounds Abound, Featured Web Site: NIH Health & Wellness Resources

May 2011
When the Stakes Turn Toxic: Learn About Problem Gambling... Recognizing Schizophrenia: Seeking Clues to a Difficult Disorder... Drug Helps Relieve Asthma in Young People... Learn About Long-Term Care, Featured Web Site:

April 2011
Waking Up to Anesthesia: Learn More Before You Go Under... Reflux or GERD?: When Heartburn Spells Trouble...Barbers Help Beat High Blood Pressure ... Booklet Offers Tips for Staying Fit, Featured Web Site:

March 2011
Organ Donation: Pass it On... The Mystery of Multiple Sclerosis: No Simple Explanation... Antidepressant Reduces Hot Flashes... School Guide Teaches ABCs of Diabetes, Featured Web Site: Healthy Eyes

February 2011
Understanding Acupuncture: Time To Try It?... When Words Get Stuck: An Update on Stuttering... Tinnitus Cure May Lie in the Brain, Tasty, Healthy Family Meals, Featured Web Site: Time to Talk

January 2011
Your Aging Eyes: How You See as Time Goes By... Biological Blueprints: Protein Shapes Help Treat Disease... More Frequent Dialysis Helps Kidney Patients, Reducing College Drinking, Featured Web Site: NIH Office of Dietary Supplements


December 2010
Making Your Resolutions Stick: How to Create Healthy Habits... Healthy Horizons: Lasting Gift Ideas... Where Kids Get Their Empty Calories, Avoid SIDS During Cold Weather, Featured Web Site: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

November 2010
Feeling Out of Joint: The Aches of Arthritis... Herpes in Hiding: Genital Herpes Often Unrecognized... How Salmonella Bacteria Spread, Older Adults and Alcohol Use, Featured Web Site: Science Serving People

October 2010
Mystified by Menopause?... The Prostate Prognosis... Virus Linked to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Helping Those You Love from Afar, Featured Web Site: Bone Resource Center

September 2010
New Directions, New Doctors... An Ear Full of Trouble... School Environment Affects Diabetes Risk, Closing In on a Universal Flu Vaccine, Featured Web Site: Let’s Move!

August 2010
Rough Up Your Diet ... Itchy, Scaly Skin?... Think Twice Before Eating White Rice? , Touch Affects Impressions, Decisions , Featured Web Site: Advances in HIV/AIDS Research

July 2010
Can We Prevent Alzheimer's Disease?... Mind Your Mouth... Infants Can Learn While Sleeping, Gene Pattern Spells Freedom from Medications, Featured Web Site: Advances in Colorectal Cancer Research

June 2010
Fun Summer Days... Too Young for Hot Flashes?... Patient's Genome Reveals Medical Risks, Learn About Chronic Kidney Disease, Featured Web Site: Turning Discovery Into Health

May 2010
Major Ups and Downs... Strike Out Stroke... Extra Vitamin C & E Don’t Reduce Pregnancy Blood Pressure Risks, Diabetes and Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke, Featured Web Site: Advances in Medical Imaging

April 2010
When Cells Face an Energy Crisis...Dairy Dilemma...Resting May Boost Memory, Life Changes After Cancer, Featured Web Site: Genomic Careers

March 2010
The Salty Stuff...When Blood Vessels Buldge...How Light Boosts Migraine Pain, Health on the Go, Featured Web Site: We Can!

February 2010
Keeping Bones Strong and Healthy...Things Forgotten...Fit Teens Succeed as Adults, Can’t See Certain Colors?, Featured Web Site: The Heart Truth

January 2010
Strike a Chord for Health … Understanding Acne...Restricting Sugary Food May Backfire, Mental Disorders in Youth, Featured Web Site: The Chemistry of Health


December 2009
Don't Fear the Flu ... Healthy Gifts for the Holidays...Comparing Medications that Help Smokers Quit, Improving Student Fitness, Featured Web Site: Keep the Beat: Deliciously Healthy Eating

November 2009
Coping with Grief…Breathing Problems?... Cocaine Vaccine Shows Promise, Caring for Someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, Featured Web Site: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms

October 2009
Shape Your Surroundings…Medications: Use as Directed... Treating Blocked Eye Veins, Palliative Care, Featured Web Site: Talking to Your Doctor

September 2009
Time to Study... Time To Let Them Go... Human See, Human Do?, Drinking Problems and Older Adults, Featured Web Site: NIDA for Teens

August 2009
Concerned About Coffee?... You’ve Got Rhythm... Questions Raised About “Depression Gene," Tasty Recipes for People with Diabetes, Featured Web Site: NIH Education and Awareness Campaigns

July 2009
How You See Yourself... Don’t Dry Out... Well Water Testing Protects Kids’ Health, What’s Living on Your Skin?, Featured Web Site: Computing Life

June 2009
Breaks, Tears & Strains... Season of Ticks... Real and Imitation Acupuncture Both Ease Back Pain, Medicare Basics for Caregivers, Featured Web Site: Know Stroke

May 2009
No More Butts... A Window to Your Health ... Exercise Helps After Heart Failure, Catch Oral Cancer Early, Featured Web Site: Go Local

April 2009
Get Moving and Stay Healthy ... Remember To Take Your Pills? ... Study Questions Prostate Cancer Test , Vitamin C May Ward Off Gout , Featured Web Site: Rethinking Drinking

March 2009
A Loved One’s Substance Abuse Problem ... Too Hot to Handle? ... Diabetes Rates on the Rise , Cleaner Air May Lengthen Life , Featured Web Site: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center

February 2009
Can Pets Help Keep You Healthy? ... Thyroid Diseases ... Web Tool Predicts Colon Cancer Risk , Therapy Curbs Parkinson’s Symptoms , Featured Web Site: Aim for a Healthy Weight

January 2009
When the Weather Gets Cold ... Understanding Human Behavior ... CAM Widely Used , Supplements Fail to Prevent Prostate Cancer , Featured Web Site: See All You Can See


December 2008
Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas ... Cold Fingers and Toes?... Warm Hands, Warm Feelings , New Alzheimer’s Book Published , Featured Web Site: Herbs at a Glance

November 2008
Holding Their Attention ... Worried About Plastic Bottles?... “Virtual” Colon Scans Show Promise , Information on Drug Abuse and Addiction , Featured Web Site: Children & Clinical Studies

October 2008
Hey, Parents: It’s a Noisy Planet ... Keep Your Kidneys Clear... Genetic Quirks Linked to Schizophrenia , Understanding Vitamin D , Featured Web Site: Body & Soul

September 2008
Good Health to Go ... Back to School with Diabetes... Children’s Physical Activity Drops , Diabetes and a Healthy Pregnancy , Featured Web Site: NIDA Goes Back to School

August 2008
Arm Yourself for Good Health ... Matching Genes and Vitamins... Wide Waists Boost Risk of Death , Online Care Helps Control Blood Pressure, Featured Web Site: Findings

July 2008
Medical Imaging... Are Your Wrists at Risk? ... Social Ties Affect Smoking Behavior , Eating Well as You Get Older , Featured Web Site: Time to Talk

June 2008
More than a Feeling... What Makes Your Head Hurt? ... Fat Cell Numbers Stay Constant in Adults , Blood Pressure Control and Kidney Disease , Featured Web Site: Asian American Health

May 2008
Frightened of Food... Of Air and Asthma ... Keeping Off Lost Weight , Older Corneas Can Make Good Transplants , Featured Web Site: Gear Up!

April 2008
When a Medical Emergency Strikes ... Guard Your Liver ... Allergens in Homes Linked to Asthma , Diet and Metabolic Syndrome , Featured Web Site: Anabolic Steroid Abuse

March 2008
Making and Maintaining Muscle ... Living with Crohn’s Disease ... Supplement Use and Cancer , Why Be Shy About Incontinence? , Featured Web Site: Exercise Stories

February 2008
Preventing Cancer ... Soothing the Sting of Shingles ... Brain Injuries and PTSD Risk , Sealing Out Tooth Decay , Featured Web Site: My Family Health Portrait

January 2008
Watch Your Cholesterol ... The Cause of Achy Jaws? ... Heart Attack Symptoms in Women , Fit Seniors May Live Longer , Featured Web Site: Tips for Teens with Diabetes


December 2007
Raise a Toast to Healthy Holidays ... Dealing With Hearing Loss ... Lack of Sleep Disrupts Emotional Controls , Diabetes Rates Increasing Among Youth , Featured Web Site: Aging and Health en Español

November 2007
Heft for the Holidays ... The Vexing Pain of Vulvodynia ... Treatment for Depressed Teens , African Americans and Kidney Disease , Featured Web Site: NIH Multimedia Gallery

October 2007
The Perils of Peers ... Giving Germs the Slip ... Early Childhood Program Shows Benefits , Seeking Health Information , Featured Web Site: Household Products Database

September 2007
Is Baby Babbling on Schedule? ... Spotting Autism Spectrum Disorders ... Can You Listen to Two Things at Once?, Mourning the Death of a Spouse, Featured Web Site: Cancer Risk: Understanding the Puzzle

August 2007
Dealing with Trauma ... Figuring Out Fibromyalgia ... Brain Imaging Reveals Joys of Giving , Alcoholism Subtypes Identified , Featured Web Site: Breath of Life

July 2007
Baby on Board ... Deep Vein Trouble ... Bladder Control Surgeries for Women, Protect Against Skin Cancer, Featured Web Site: Tuberculosis

June 2007
Get Involved in Clinical Research ... Understanding Clinical Research ... Migraines Tied to Heart Attack Risk, Heart Health for Women, Featured Web Site: en Español

May 2007
When Eating Goes to Extremes ... Speak Up ... MRI Aids Cancer Detection in Other Breast, Keep Vision in Your Future, Featured Web Site: Be the Generation

April 2007
The Need for Sleep ... The Thief of Sleep ... What Causes Addiction?, Greenery, Groceries and Children's Weight, Featured Web Site: A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby

March 2007
What is Healthy Eating? ... Do What Moves You ... Talking About CAM Therapies, Treating Asthma in Kids, Featured Web Site: We Can!

February 2007
The Power of Love ... A Pain in the Gut ... Pre-Teen Girls at Risk for Extra Pounds, Short of Breath? It May Be COPD, Featured Web Site: Mind Over Matter.

January 2007
Stressed Out ... Don't Let Back Pain Get You Down ... Cold Weather Tips for Older Adults, Circumcision Reduces Risk of HIV, Featured Web Site: Star Sleeper.


December 2006
Preventing a Pandemic ... Learn the AIDS Link ... Late Angioplasty After a Heart Attack, Longer Life, for Mice, Featured Web Site: ToxMystery.

November 2006
Of Guts and Gluten ... The Discoveries Behind Future Cures ... Drug Can Prevent Postpartum Hemorrage, Preventing Falls, Featured Web Site: Stories from the Heart.

October 2006
Secrets to a Longer, Healthier Life ... Aches in Your Legs ... Insight into Ear Infections, Molecules in Blood Signal Preeclampsia, Featured Web Site: Child Health and Human Development.

September 2006
Discussing Drinking ... Drugs Are A Drag ... Stay Skeptical about Genetic Testing, Get Active for a Healthy Heart, Featured Web Site: College Drinking: Changing the Culture.

August 2006
Caring for the Caregivers... Noise Pollution... Extreme Obesity's Harsh Toll. Can Your Community Make You Heavier?, Featured Web Site: Media-Smart Youth: Eat, Think and Be Active.

July 2006
The Complexities of Asthma... Diabetes Widespread in Adults... Joint, Muscle Problems for Overweight Youth. Stroke: Know the Signs, Act in Time. Smoking Affects Allergy in Infants. Featured Web Site: Tox Town.

June 2006
Ignore the Pain?... Good Vision... Ability to Walk May Foretell Future. Stroke: Know the Signs, Act in Time. Featured Web Site: NIH Research Matters.

May 2006
Getting Back in Action...Listen Up!...Low-Calorie Diet May Slow Aging. Progress Toward Avian Flu Vaccine. Featured Web Site: Visible Proofs.

April 2006
The Trouble with Fat... Winning at Losing... Supplements May Not Help Knee Pain... Calcium and Vitamin D Trial Results...

March 2006
Supplementing Your Diet... Make the Kidney Connection... Healthier 'Soul Food' Helps With Diabetes... Don't Ignore Smell and Taste Problems...

February 2006
The Future of Genetic Testing... Genes or Environment?... SIDS Risk Up in Winter... Risky Teen Behavior...

January 2006
Detecting Alzheimer's Disease... The Aging Mind... Treatments for Menopause Symptoms... Trust and Fear In The Brain...


December 2005
Healing From Depression... Understanding Postpartum Depression... Dizzy for the Holidays... Taking Medication for Weight Loss...

November 2005
Preventing Type 2 Diabetes... Diabetes: Equal Opportunity Disease?... Preparing for Your Doctor Visit... Good Protection: Get a Flu Shot...

October 2005
How To Stop an Outbreak... Cold, Flu or Allergy?... Bacteria in Dust Linked to Asthma... Why The Cough?...

September 2005
Sniffing Out Drugs... Teen Brains: Still Under Construction... Getting Enough Sleep... Dangerous Steroid Use...

August 2005
Safer Fun in the Summer Sun... Keep it Cool in Hot Weather... Vitamin E Results Disappoint ... Genes Affect Arsenic Response...

July 2005
Hidden Persuaders ... Preventing Childhood Obesity ... Shingles Vaccine Promising ... Pack Healthy Ideas for Summer Trips ...

June 2005
The End of One-Size-Fits-All Medicine? ... History for Your Health ... Possible Treatment Changes for Asthma ... Red Hair Blues ...

May 2005
Your Aching Back... Needle-Free Injections... Gene Increases Risk of Blindness...

April 2005
Sisters Join Hands to Fight Breast Cancer... A Pain in the Pelvis... Just When Can a Woman Become Pregnant... Hot Flash News Flash...

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