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April 06, 2019

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure in African Americans

Getting restful sleep is often hard. Sleep apnea can make it even harder. New NIH-supported research finds that African Americans with more severe...

Sleep Apnea
April 06, 2019

The ABCs of CBD: Separating fact from fiction

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the marijuana plant, which...

Marijuana
April 05, 2019

Spotting skin cancer: Tips from the National Cancer Institute

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It's also largely preventable. Here is information from the...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
April 05, 2019

Lifestyle changes key to delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes

In the U.S., about 10 percent of the population has type 2 diabetes. Even more surprising? Nearly one in four people living with diabetes...

Diabetes
Heather Quintal practiced yoga and meditation during her cancer treatment.
April 05, 2019

Young woman fights melanoma and gives back

In May 2012, 22-year-old new college graduate Heather Quintal was excited to begin a career at an accounting firm in Boston. But two weeks...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Deborah Nix, left, leads a walking group that started out NIH study on physical activity.
April 05, 2019

One step at a time: D.C. resident walks for health and community

For Washington, D.C., resident Deborah Nix, walking connects her to the community and gives her confidence. "A friend of mine saw me...

Exercise
Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no cure for melanoma,...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
O’Donnell had surgery in January 2017 for melanoma.
April 05, 2019

Putting health first

Emmy award-winning journalist Norah O'Donnell has spent decades reporting on major events on national TV networks. The "CBS This Morning" anchor and...

Cancer
Dr. Todd Telle’s dry eye condition started when he moved from the East Coast to the West Coast.
April 05, 2019

A doctor’s perspective: Living with dry eye

Dry eye can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Untreated, it can turn into a chronic condition. For Dr. Todd Telle, the onset was quick....

Dry Eye
April 05, 2019

Finding skin cancer: Why routine checkups can make all the difference

In 2006, architect Eric Ward had a mole examined on his face by a dermatologist, or doctor who treats the skin. At the time,...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
April 05, 2019

Red meat and the risk of heart disease

Lean red meat in moderation is a great source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc. But too much red meat can negatively...

Heart Diseases
April 05, 2019

Study connects dots between vaginal birth, pelvic floor disorder

A recent NIH study found that women who gave birth through cesarean section (c-section) were at lower risk of developing pelvic floor conditions...

Pelvic Floor Disorder
Penny A. Asbell, M.D., suggests going to an eye doctor if self-treatment for dry eye doesn't work.
April 04, 2019

What the latest science says about omega-3 for dry eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., led a study to see if omega-3 fatty acid supplements really help dry eye. The Dry Eye Assessment...

Dry Eye
April 04, 2019

135,000 and counting: One year of the All of Us Research Program

NIH's All of Us Research Program, launched nationally in May 2018, has collected health data from thousands of people around the U.S....

NIH Research