Science-Based Health & Wellness Resources for Your Community

NIH’s ultimate goal is to improve the nation's health through medical research. Check out these resources — based on our scientific findings — that can help you or a loved one on your path to improved health and well-being.

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NIH News in Health

Provides practical health information based on NIH research. This monthly newsletter can help you eat healthier, move more, and learn the science behind medical topics like acupuncture, menopause, and heart disease.

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Delicious Heart Healthy Recipes

Shares healthy shopping and cooking tips, videos on food preparation, and free healthy recipes. Register for a free account to join the online community, where you can save your favorite recipes in a personalized virtual recipe box.

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Can help you or someone you care about quit smoking. Use the step-by-step quit guide, talk to an expert, and find other tools to help you quit.

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Rethinking Drinking

Provides research-based information about how your drinking habits can affect your health. Learn to recognize the signs of alcohol problems and ways to cut back or quit drinking. Interactive tools can also help you calculate the calories and alcohol content of drinks.

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It’s a Noisy Planet

Can teach you about the causes and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss so that you and your family can enjoy healthy hearing for life. Approximately 26 million Americans have noise-induced hearing loss, but it is completely preventable.

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NIDA for Teens

Learn how drugs affect the body and hear from teens who’ve struggled with addiction. This interactive web site has quizzes, videos, games, and a blog that shows the science behind drug abuse.

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NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

Provides evidence-based information about therapies and practices such as acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, and herbal supplements. Learn about the research and be an informed consumer.

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Healthy Eyes

Offers science-based tools and tips for keeping your eyes healthy. Learn about eye exams, low vision, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease.

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Features research-based information about a range of health issues for older adults. Learn about healthy aging with short, easily accessible information in a variety of formats.

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We Can!

A national education program designed to give parents and communities ways to help kids stay at a healthy weight, can help your family avoid excess pounds. Get tips on choosing low-calorie snacks, getting active, and cooking fun, healthy meals.

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Talking to Your Doctor

Links you to NIH resources that can help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor. Communication is key to good health care. Get tips for asking questions and talking openly about your symptoms and concerns.

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NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements

Can teach you how to choose and use dietary supplements wisely. This site provides reliable answers to common questions. You can also download a free mobile app for the iPhone or iPad to track supplements you take to share with your doctor.

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The Bone Resource Center

Provides information about the role of bones in your body and what you can do to protect them. Learn from interactive tools, find out about bone disorders, and get ideas to help kids build strong bones.

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Know Stroke

Can help you learn the signs of stroke and the importance of getting to the hospital quickly. Fast medical action is key to successful recovery from stroke. Stroke strikes fast, and you should too.

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Aim for a Healthy Weight

Can help you learn how to reach and maintain a healthy weight by taking small steps to change your lifestyle. Find tips for eating well at home and on the road, and for becoming more physically active.

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The Heart Truth

Can help you learn about the dangers of heart disease in women and how to lower your risk.

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NIH’s Weight-control Information Network

Provides science-based information on obesity, physical activity, and weight control.

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My Family Health Portrait

Developed by the U.S. Surgeon General and NIH, helps you build a drawing of your family tree and a chart of your family health history that you can print and share with your family members and doctor. This information will help your doctor provide better care for you.

This page last reviewed on October 21, 2015