As director of the National Institutes of Health, Elias Zerhouni oversees the activities of the world's leading medical research organization. He spoke with NIH MedlinePlus' Christopher Klose about the value of medical research and clinical trials.... Continue Reading, 'From the NIH Director: The Value of Medical Research'
Clinical trials are research studies that test how well new medical approaches work in people. Each study answers scientific questions and tries to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose, or treat a disease.... Continue Reading, 'Clinical Trials: Key to Medical Progress'
Two years ago, then-15-year-old Michelle Backus was out-maneuvering a teammate during soccer practice when she heard "a pop" coming from her left knee. The pain was instantaneous... Continue Reading 'An Athlete's Nightmare: Tearing the ACL'
For more than 20 years, the Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) has worked to support and promote the NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library.... Continue Reading 'HealthLines: 7 Steps to Food Safety'