National Institutes of Health Knovation's Spotlight: May 2018

Why It's Great!

The Learning Resources

National Institutes of Health has many articles for children and adults of all ages. Useful everyday information is divided into easy to use categories like “Wellness Toolkits” or “Talking to Your Doctor.” There are also specific subjects like “heart disease” or “asthma,” and even a search bar to keyword search any topic of interest or for research. Some of the articles give information about different health issues, and others tell about cutting edge research to improve life or even cure various conditions.

In the Classroom

Teachers in many subject areas will use this tool and resources to supplement their lessons. Health teachers can use it for an abundance of information. Science teachers will love having access to the newest research. Social Studies teachers can use it for current events, and language arts teachers can use the articles for informational text practice and to teach background information for literary texts. Having all of this information in on...

Information About National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health is a free government website, and it is a part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human services. With a focus on medical research, this site contains articles and information on important physical and mental he...

Our favorites from National Institutes of Health


Here are just a few resources from National Institutes of Health that we think you'll love.

A well-organized resource with detailed information on what diabetes is, the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes, how to treat diabetes, and why treatment is so important.

Resource provides introductory information about eating disorders. Learn about the symptoms and causes associated with anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating, and read about treatments and medical research findings.

Stem cells are unspecialized. Stems cells are capable of dividing and renewing themselves for long periods, and stem cells can give rise to specialized cells.

The focus of this site is on ways to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), particularly by putting infants to sleep on their backs, rather than on their stomachs.