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November 21, 2019

5 types of common anxiety disorders

Anxiety affects millions of people in the U.S. More than 25 million to be exact. But not all kinds of anxiety or anxiety...

Anxiety
November 21, 2019

8 health questions to ask your family members

It's the time of year when many families gather for the holidays, which means it's also a great time to learn...

Genetic Testing
November 20, 2019

How to help someone with anxiety

Wondering how you can help a friend, family member, or co-worker who is overwhelmed by anxiety? We spoke to David Sommers, Ph.D.,...

Anxiety
November 19, 2019

The 411 on common lab tests

October marked Health Literacy Month, which focuses on better understanding and managing our individual health. In recognition of Health Literacy Month, we’ve put together an...

Laboratory Testing
November 18, 2019

Tips for helping a child who stutters

Although there is currently no cure for stuttering, there are treatments that can be customized to a child’s age and other factors. Seeking...

Stuttering
Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., is a scientist emeritus with NIH’s National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
November 14, 2019

Speaking up about stuttering

"Stuttering gets no respect as a disorder," says stuttering expert Dennis Drayna, Ph.D. "People think of it as a mild condition....

Stuttering
Joe Lukong (far back center in baseball cap) connected with NIH researchers through an online stuttering forum.
November 13, 2019

Why do so many of my family members stutter?

Joe Lukong had a simple question. The answer he got would change his life. What Joe wanted to know was, why did he...

Stuttering
November 12, 2019

4 common myths and facts about stuttering

"There's a great deal of misunderstanding about stuttering," says Dennis Drayna, Ph.D., a scientist emeritus with NIH’s National Institute on...

Stuttering
November 11, 2019

Stuttering: What you need to know

Stuttering is a complex speech condition that can cause a person to get stuck trying to say certain sounds, syllables, or words. People...

Stuttering
Kevin Delano encourages men to speak out about their mental health.
November 07, 2019

Removing the stigma from men’s mental health

When 46-year-old Kevin Delano was in his early teens, he knew he was different. He was depressed. He constantly had racing thoughts in...

Bipolar Disorder
William Parham, Ph.D. (center) was recently named the National Basketball Players Association's first director of mental health and wellness. Also pictured are Keyon Dooling and Garrett Temple.
November 06, 2019

New NBPA program focuses on mental health

William Parham, Ph.D., was recently named the National Basketball Players Association's (NBPA) first director of mental health and wellness. He is...

Anxiety
November 04, 2019

Anxiety: What you need to know

Most of us experience anxiety at some point in our lives. You might feel anxious when taking a test, crossing a busy street,...

Anxiety
November 04, 2019

What’s new in anxiety research?

Daniel Pine, M.D., studies how differences in our brains can affect our mental health. Through their work at the National Institute of Mental...

Anxiety
November 01, 2019

How much sleep do you need?

Eight hours of sleep a day keeps the doctor away, right? Not exactly. How much sleep you need is specific to your age,...

Sleep Apnea