Physical activity | Autism | How cancer spreads | Arthritis | ALS

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Staying Active at Any Size

A pair of blue sneakers above a pair of pink sneakers.

Ready to lose weight? Find motivation for swimming, walking, lifting weights, and more! (From NIH’s NIDDK)

Recognizing the Signs of Autism

A child visiting the doctor with her mother.

Learn to spot the possible signs of autism and how doctors diagnose children and adults. (From NIH’s NIMH)

How Cancer Cells Spread

An illustration of a male body with arrows showing how cancer can spread from the lung to the brain, the other lung, and the liver.

Check out the animated video showing how cancer cells can spread from one part of the body to another. (From NIH News in Health)

Painful Joints?  

A man bent over and holding his knee.

Ask your doctor if you have painful and swollen joints and you think you may have rheumatoid arthritis. You’ll have a better outlook if you start treatment soon after problems appear. (From NIH News in Health

Potential Method of Tracking ALS Progression 

A father and adult daughter talking in a doctor waiting room.

Researchers have identified a substance in urine that may prove useful for detecting whether an individual’s ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is getting worse. (From NIH Research Matters)