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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Clearing the Air: A Guide to Quitting Smoking
When Someone in Your Family Has Cancer
Managing Your Child's Eating Problems During Cancer Treatment
Young People With Cancer--A Handbook for Parents
Talking With Your Child About Cancer
What Are Clinical Trials All About? A Guide for Patients With Cancer
Mammograms-Not Just Once, but for a Lifetime
The Facts About Breast Cancer and Mammograms
Questions To Ask Your Doctor About Mammography and Breast Cancer
Understanding Breast Changes-A Health Guide for All Women
Help Yourself During Chemotherapy
Get Relief from Cancer Pain
Understanding the Immune System
Understanding Gene Testing
Facing Forward: A Guide for Cancer Survivors
Action Guide For Healthy Eating
Time to Take Five: Eat 5 Fruits and Vegetables a Day
Q & A About Pain Control: A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families
I Mind Very Much If You Smoke
Smoking Facts and Tips for Quitting
What You Need to Know Series
The Pap Test: It Can Save Your Life!
Why Do You Smoke?
Having a Pelvic Exam
Eating Hints
Radiation Therapy and You
Chemotherapy and You
Taking Time
What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

National Eye Institute (NEI)

Featured Items   Topics and Keywords   Publication Types   Titles A-Z   Materiales en español

National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)

Human Genome: From Maps to Medicine

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)


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Obesity and Physical Activity

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Sleep Disorders

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National Institute on Aging (NIA)

All Age Pages Alzheimer's Disease Information
Caregiving Conditions and Diseases
Healthy Aging Making Sense of Health Information
Medications/ Supplements Men's Health
Planning & Decisionmaking Resources for Health/ Community Professionals
Safety Science/ Research
Spanish Language Materials Women's Health
Your Medical Care All Materials
Sign up for NIA Email Alerts
Bulk Order Requests

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

How to Cut Down on Your Drinking
Age Page: Age and Alcohol Abuse
Alcoholismo (Spanish)
The Physicians' Guide to Helping Patients with Alcohol Problems
Drinking and Your Pregnancy
La bebida y su embarazo (Spanish)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

Antimicrobial Resistance
Autoimmune Diseases
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Foodborne Diseases
Fungal Diseases
Global Health Research Plans
Influenza and Colds
Lyme Disease and other Tick-Borne Diseases
Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases
Prion Diseases
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Vaccine Research
West Nile Virus
Women's Health

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

  • Acne  
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Amyloidosis (information package)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis (information package)
  • Arthritis (see also )
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Bone Diseases (dozens of additional topics)
  • Bunions (information package)
  • Bursitis/Tendinitis (information package)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (information package)
  • Connective Tissue
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Growth Plate Injuries
  • Hair Loss in Women (information package)
  • Heel Pain (information package)
  • Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue
  • Hip Replacement
  • Itching (Pruritus) (information package)
  • Joint Replacement
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars (information package)
  • Knee Problems
  • Lichen Planus (information package)
  • Lichen Sclerosus
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease (NIAID)
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy (NINDS)
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteoporosis (see bone diseases )
  • Paget's Disease of Bone (see bone diseases )
  • Pain
  • Pediatric CD-ROM
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
  • Pemphigus and Other Blistering Disorders of the Skin (information package)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis (information package)
  • Porphyria (information package)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis (information package)
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatic Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Scoliosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Sun and Skin (information package)
  • Sweating Disorders (information package)
  • Vitiligo


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    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

    NICHD Study of Early Child Care
    Cushing's Syndrome
    Fact Sheet on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
    Facts About Endometriosis
    Fragile X Syndrome
    McCune-Albright Syndrome
    Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition: Why Milk Matters
    Pituitary Tumors in Children
    Why Children Succeed or Fail at Reading
    Uterine Fibroids
    Vaginitis: Important Information for Your Good Health
    Facts About Vasectomy Safety
    Understanding Klinefelter Syndrome: A Guide for XXY Males and Their Families
    Understanding Gestational Diabetes - A Practical Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

    Anabolic Steroids: A Threat to Mind & Body
    Don't Harm Yourself! Arm Yourself with Knowledge About Drugs
    Heroin: Abuse & Addiction
    NIDA Infofax
    Inhalant Abuse: Its Dangers Are Nothing To Sniff At
    Marijuana: Facts for Teens
    Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know
    National Conference on Marijuana Use: Prevention, Treatment, and Research
    Methamphetamine: Abuse & Addiction
    Mind Over Matter
    Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents
    Weekly Reader: Parent Supplement
    Women and Drug Abuse

    National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

    Telecommunication Relay Services
    Because You Asked About Ménière's Disease
    Otitis Media (Ear Infection)
    Usher Syndrome
    Cochlear Implants
    Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
    Acoustic Neurinoma
    Because You Asked About Smell and Taste Disorders
    Silence Isn't Always Golden

    National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

    Snack Smart for Healthy Teeth
    A Healthy Mouth for Your Baby
    Seal Out Dental Decay
    TMD: Temporomandibular Disorders
    Diabetes & Periodontal Disease: A Guide for Patients

    National Institute of Environmental Health Services (NIEHS)

    A to Z - 26 Diseases You Can Get From Your Environment
    Environment and Disease
    Lead and Your Health
    Lead  - The #1 Environmental Hazard to Many Children
    How to Study Environmental Health?
    Kids 'n' the Environmental Health Sciences
    Reaching Out to Help Our Communities
    National Toxicology Program (NTP)
    Medicine for the Layman - Environment and Disease
    Questions and Answers About EMF
    Questions and Answers-EMF In The Workplace
    With Respect to Life: Protecting Human Health and the Environment through Laboratory Animal Research

    National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

    Why Do Basic Research?
    Medicines by Design
    Inside the Cell

    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

    Anxiety Disorders
    Anxiety Disorders Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
    Bipolar Disorder
    Depression can Break Your Heart
    Depression Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
    Depression: What Every Woman Should Know
    Getting Treatment for Panic Disorder
    Going to Extremes: Manic-Depressive Disorder
    Helpful Facts about Depressive Illnesses
    Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters
    In Harm's Way: Suicide in America
    The Invisible Disease---Depression
    Let's Talk About Depression
    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
    Older Adults: Depression and Suicide Facts
    Reliving Trauma: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
    Schizophrenia Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
    Step on a Crack…Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    "This Child Needs Help": Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Trastorno de Ansiedad (Spanish)
    Trastorno Hiperactivo de Déficit de Atención (Spanish)
    Trastorno Obsesivo-Compulsivo (Spanish)
    Understanding Panic Disorder
    Unraveling Autism
    What to do When a Friend is Depressed: Guide for Students
    When Fear Holds Sway: Panic Disorder
    When Someone Has Schizophrenia
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Helpful Facts about Depressive Illnesses
    If You're Over 65 and Feeling Depressed
    Learning Disabilities
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

    Síndrome de Tourette (Spanish)
    Convulsiones Febriles (Spanish)
    Autismo (Spanish)
    Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep
    Chronic Pain: Hope Through Research
    Headache: Hope Through Research
    Cephalic Disorders
    Cerebral Palsy
    Multiple Sclerosis
    Parkinson's Disease
    Huntington's Disease
    Tourette Syndrome
    Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS)
    Guillain-Barre Syndrome
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
    Voluntary Health Agencies
    Brain Basics: Preventing Stroke
    Brain Attack: Stroke Symptoms and Risk Factors

    National Library of Medicine (NLM)

    Free MEDLINE: PubMed and Internet Grateful Med
    NIH AIDS Information Resources
    Health Hotlines

    Office of the Director (OD)

    Research on Women's Health (Special Issue of News & Features )
    Fact Sheet: What We Know About Radiation
    Office of AIDS Research
    Office of Rare Diseases
    Office of Research on Women's Health

    Office of Human Subjects Research (OHSR)

    Research Involving Human Subjects

    Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)

    Becoming a Research Patient at NIH


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    This page was updated on 23-Mar-2017