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Working alongside someone with ADHD can help them stay focused and motivated while completing tasks. 
April 04, 2024

ADHD support toolkit

If someone in your life has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), here are some ways you can offer your support.  Do: Educate yourself. NIH has...

ADHD affects children, teenagers, and adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in children and teens

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects the brain's ability to focus and control impulses and is one of the most common mental disorders that children...

ADHD can affect people of all ages, including adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in adults

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition (a condition that affects how the brain develops and works). ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but...

Exposure to loud noise over a long time can have harmful consequences for your health.
March 28, 2024

Too loud and too bright!

Noise pollution Every day you are surrounded by sounds from your environment, including the TV, radio, appliances, and traffic. Noise pollution is unwanted or bothersome...

Environmental Health
People living in major cities are likely to experience higher temperatures due to the urban heat island effect.
March 26, 2024

Hotter days put human health at risk

Extreme heat and unpredictable weather patterns are big news around the world. But did you know that climate change is not just a concern for...

Environmental Health
People living in communities where the air is more polluted can face increased health risks.
March 21, 2024

Researchers are exposing troubling consequences of air pollution

The air we breathe can sometimes contain tiny particles called particulate matter (PM). These particles come in different shapes and sizes and are made up...

Air Pollution, Environmental Health
Air pollution comes from many different sources.
March 19, 2024

What are the health costs of air pollution, and what can we do about it?

Have you ever noticed the hazy smog that hangs over cities or the lingering smell of exhaust fumes from traffic? These are just a few...

Air Pollution, Environmental Health
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons is the Director of NHLBI.
March 07, 2024

Meet the Director: Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

For 75 years, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has studied many different diseases and conditions that are distinct and can intersect. Under Director...

Meet the Director, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Diseases
Be careful when drinking hot liquids or getting cozy around a fire.
March 05, 2024

When getting warm goes wrong: How to prevent and treat burns

There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of cocoa or a slow-cooked meal to soothe the soul on a chilly winter’s day. But a simple...

NIH-supported research is improving our understanding of blood clots and clotting disorders.
February 29, 2024

How researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute are unblocking the science of blood clots

Blood clots can form when substances in the blood clump together. While this is a normal part of the healing process, sometimes they form without...

Blood Clots, NIH Research
Blood clots can form in your body’s blood vessels.
February 27, 2024

The basics of blood clots: What you need to know

What are blood clots? Blood clots are made of proteins, platelets, and other cells in the blood that thicken and stick together. When you cut...

Blood Clots
Your child's health care provider can check for an ear infection and can prescribe antibiotics to treat it.
February 06, 2024

Help your child through winter ear infections

The start of winter often means the worst part of cold and flu season, and with that, the dreaded ear infection. An ear infection is...

Ear Infections
If you have eczema, petroleum jelly or thicker creams are good options for moisturizing your skin.
January 30, 2024

Eczema and the cold

Eczema: What is it? Eczema is a skin condition that makes your skin dry, itchy, and inflamed. It can show up as rashes, scaly patches,...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Skin Conditions, Eczema
If you have a virus, be sure to stay away from others (especially if you're not wearing a mask).
January 23, 2024

Winter viruses

While a cold, flu, or COVID-19 can strike at any time, you’re more likely to pick up a virus in the winter than other times...

Cold-Weather Wellness