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Talking with your children about the dangers of vaping can help prevent long-lasting health problems.
September 24, 2020

Tips for talking to your teen about vaping

Vaping nicotine or marijuana can cause long-lasting health problems for your child. So, it's important to talk with your young or teenage...

 A Mediterranean-style diet, which includes nuts, vegetables, and fish, may help slow brain function decline.
September 16, 2020

Diets rich in fish and vegetables may boost your brain power

Kale and salmon, anyone? The foods you choose for meals and snacks may help you build a stronger body and help preserve brain...

For older adults, irregular sleep could lead to health problems like heart disease.
September 10, 2020

Bad sleep patterns could up the risk of heart disease in older adults

Getting different amounts of sleep each night or sleeping during the day instead of at night is called irregular sleep or having an irregular...

Healthy Sleep
Women who have been pregnant or breastfed their babies may have a lower risk of early menopause.
September 08, 2020

Breastfeeding and pregnancy could lower risk of early menopause

Breastfeeding can offer many health benefits for women and their babies. Now there's another potential one. A recent study found that women...

Sjögren's syndrome, which can cause dryness in the eyes and mouth, may be caused by both genetic and environmental factors.
August 27, 2020

Sjögren’s syndrome: What you need to know

Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that often damages the glands that make tears and saliva, or spit. It can cause dryness,...

Sjögren's syndrome
The support of loved ones is important in recovery from alcohol use disorder.
August 25, 2020

Tips for supporting loved ones with alcohol use disorders

The support of friends and family is important in the journey to recovery from alcohol use disorder (AUD). The National Institute on Alcohol...

Alcohol Use Disorder
A scan of a human brain showing effects from an ischemic stroke.
August 20, 2020

Brain imaging, telehealth studies promise better stroke prevention and recovery

  Clinton B. Wright, M.D., M.S. Stroke research is a priority for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Stroke, which often...

Joan Manny suffered for years before she was diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome and now supports others with the condition.
August 18, 2020

Thriving with Sjögren’s syndrome

For decades, 79-year-old Joan Manny of Brookeville, Maryland, suffered from a variety of seemingly unconnected symptoms. In her teens and 20s, she had...

Sjögren's syndrome
There is help—and hope—for people who struggle with drinking.
August 13, 2020

Confronting alcohol use disorder and misconceptions as a woman

Forty-one-year-old Christine* started experimenting with alcohol in her early teens. The first time she tried it, she blacked out and became physically ill....

Alcohol Use Disorder
NIH clinical trial participant Curtis Minor has his blood pressure taken by Miriam Baird, R.N.
August 11, 2020

Is a clinical trial right for you?

Do you take a statin for high cholesterol? Does ibuprofen help you with aches and pains? These medicines were once studied in a clinical...

Clinical Trials
A traumatic brain injury happens after a blow to the head, which can damage brain cells.
August 06, 2020

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens after a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. This can cause the brain to bounce or...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Of four tested treatments, hydrogen peroxide was the most effective at decontaminating N95 masks for potential reuse.
August 04, 2020

Early research tests N95 mask reuse for COVID-19

Health care workers wear N95 respirator masks to keep themselves safe while caring for people with infectious diseases such as COVID-19. These masks...

Infectious Diseases, COVID-19
Vaccines help your body fight off infections.
July 30, 2020

Back to school health: Vaccination checklist

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, which brings attention to the value of protecting yourself and your family from vaccine-preventable diseases like chickenpox...

Carrie Ann Inaba on the set of
July 28, 2020

Carrie Ann Inaba doesn’t let Sjögren’s syndrome stand in her way

Carrie Ann Inaba is a familiar face in millions of American homes. A lifelong dancer, she has become well-known as a judge on...

Sjögren's syndrome