There are 60,000 different ways the body can fail and medicine has developed 4,000 surgical procedures and 6,000 drugs to treat those failures, according to surgeon, New Yorker staff writer and public health researcher Dr. Atul Gawande.
On Aug. 10, the Discovery Channel will premiere a 3-part documentary series on the Clinical Center. The program highlights the innovation and hard work that takes place in the Clinical Center, depicts how challenging illnesses are diagnosed and treated and provides an inside look at successes and even setbacks.
For all that NIH’ers do to advance the health of others, it was invigorating for staff to have a day to reflect on their own health and have some fun in the process. Hundreds of employees stopped by the Clinical Center on June 28 for the 6th annual Safety, Health & Wellness Day, coordinated by ORS, ORF and R&W.
Claudia Wair is just getting started when most of NIH is heading home for the weekend. That’s because she participates in competitions where she composes short stories, often beginning on a Friday and ending on a Sunday.
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Osteosarcoma cell with DNA in blue, energy factories (mitochondria) in yellow and actin filaments, part of the cellular skeleton, in purple
Photo: Dylan Burnette, Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, NICHD