Health Information

Taking an active part in the physical health impact of trauma enriches recovery greatly. Finding sources with highly trusted but accessibly written information can be the smartest thing you ever do.

There are several online sources where you can start. Our favorites are the National Institutes of Health Clear Health page and both MedLine Plus and WebMD

The National Institutes for Health also has general information numbers available to the public, listed below.

KEY *= Not a toll-free number; **= Personal bilingüe disponible para información en Español.

AIDS/HIV Treatment, Prevention and Research **           

(800) HIV-0440

Aging **

(800) 222-2225

TTY (800) 222-4225

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

(301) 443-3860*

Allergy and Infectious Diseases **     

(866) 284-4107

Alzheimer’s Disease **   

(800) 438-4380

TTY (800) 222-4225

Anesthesia  

(301) 496-7301*

Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases **           

(877) 22-NIAMS (226-4267)

TTY (301) 565-2966*

Safe to Sleep: Reduce the Risk of SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death **      

(800) 505-CRIB (2742)

Basic Research on Cells, Proteins, and Genes         

(301) 496-7301*

Burns

(301) 496-7301*

Cancer **    

(800) 4-CANCER (422-6237)

Child Health and Human Development **   

(800) 370-2943

For Relay Service, Dial 7-1-1

Clinical Center Patient Recruitment **         

(800) 411-1222

TTY (866) 411-1010

Clinical Research Volunteer Program **

(301) 496-4763*

Complementary and Alternative Medicine **        

(888) 644-6226

TTY (866) 464-3615

Deafness and Other Communication Disorders **

It’s a Noisy Planet. Protect Their Hearing

(800) 241-1044

TTY (800) 241-1055

Drug Abuse and Addiction **

NIDA DrugPubs     

(877) NIDA-NIH (643-2644)

TTY (240) 645-0228*

Environmental Causes of Disease       

(919) 541-3345*

eRA Commons Help Desk          

(866) 504-9552

TTY (301) 451-5936*

Eye Diseases **     

(301) 496-5248*

Extramural Research Grants     

(301) 435-0714*

Genetic and Rare Diseases **  

(888) 205-2311

Global Health        

(301) 496-2075*

Grants Information (General Info)

Contact Awarding Institute/Center for Specific Grant/Award Questions

(301) 435-0714*

TTY (301) 451-5936*

Heart, Lung, and Blood **         

(301) 592-8573*

TTY (240) 629-3255*

Human Genome Research         

(301) 402-0911*

Mental Health and Mental Illness ** 

(866) 615-NIMH (6464)

TTY (866) 415-8051

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Health Information Center

(800) 860-8747

TTY (866) 569-1162

National Library of Medicine    

(888) 346-3656

Neurological Disorders **         

(800) 352-9424

Nursing Research 

(301) 496-0207*

Oral Health **       

(301) 402-7364*

(866) 232-4528

Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases **           

(800) 624-BONE (2663)

TTY (202) 466-4315

Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office **  

(800) 411-1222

TTY (866) 411-1010

Physical Trauma   

(301) 496-7301*

Schizophrenia Research **        

(888) 674-6464

Sepsis

(301) 496-7301*

Smoking Cessation, NCI’s Smoking Quitline **       

(877) 44U-QUIT (448-7848)

Stroke **     

(800) 352-9424

WE CAN (Ways to Enhance Children’s Activity and Nutrition) **          

(866) 35-WE-CAN (359-3226)

Women’s Health (Research)

Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH           

(301) 402-1770*

Women’s Health (Information)

Office of Women’s Health, Department of Health and Human Services        

(800) 994-9662

TTY (888) 220-5446