Wednesday, October 12, 2011

National Institutes of Health: Online Health Information

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency and the largest source of funding for medical research in the world. The NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific focus.

The NIH Health Information website contains health information in an easy-to-browse format.

Browse by:

Health topics A to Z
Procedures and therapies
Health and Wellness
Body location/systems
Women's health
Men's health
Seniors' health
Minority health

You can also search the website by keywords, find information about NIH research (read some of the latest research), and subscribe to email updates on over 40 health topics.

NIH Radio is a 24-hour audio news service designed to provide broadcast radio stations and networks, podcasters and the public with the latest information about NIH research findings, highlights of press conferences, and health campaigns.

The 27 Institutes and Centers making up the NIH include:

National Cancer Institute
National Eye Institute
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Institute on Aging
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institute of Mental Health
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Find out more about the Institutes and Centers of the NIH

Did you know?

UCSF received more research funds from the National Institutes of Health than any other public institution in 2010, and received the third largest amount of all institutions nationwide. Read the whole story.