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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
Covering up when going out in the cold is important to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
January 16, 2024

Hypothermia and frostbite: Easier to develop than you might think

What is hypothermia?   Cold temperatures can cause hypothermia, which occurs when your body temperature drops below 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius). Hypothermia can lead to...

Cold-Weather Wellness, Hypothermia
Dr. Helene M. Langevin is the Director of NCCIH.
January 09, 2024

Meet the Director: Helene M. Langevin, M.D., National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Helene M. Langevin, M.D., was destined for a career in medicine. Not only did she grow up around doctors, but she was always curious...

Meet the Director
About 1 in 3 adults in the United States say they don’t get enough sleep.
January 02, 2024

‘Why can’t I sleep?!’

A good night’s rest does more than energize you—sleep can affect your mood, keep your heart healthy, and help you feel better when you’re sick....

Sleep, Healthy Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Health Disparities
Dr. Marishka K. Brown is the Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
December 19, 2023

Ask an Expert: Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., Director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research

Sleep is second nature. But for biomedical research, sleep is a relatively new field of study. Marishka K. Brown, Ph.D., said sleep health research...

Sleep, Healthy Sleep
Penn Holderness wasn't diagnosed with ADHD until adulthood.
December 12, 2023

Taking on the stigma of ADHD

Penn Holderness and his wife Kim made history last year by becoming the oldest contestants ever to win the long-running hit TV show, The Amazing...

ADHD, Mental Health
Allergens in cats’ saliva can trigger symptoms in people who are allergic.
December 05, 2023

Sneezing less with CATNIP

Cat allergies affect millions of Americans. They bring a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including stuffy noses, sneezing, scratchy throats, watery, itchy eyes, and itchy rashes....

Finding the right medication can take time.
November 28, 2023

What medications are used to treat ADHD?

If you or your child has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you might be curious about medications for treating its symptoms. ADHD medications work best when...

An NIH-funded training program uses a driving simulator and eye-tracking technology to help teens with ADHD become safer drivers.
November 21, 2023

Exploring ADHD…with science!

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects millions of people worldwide. We know more about ADHD than we used to, but there’s still a lot left to...

NIH Research, ADHD
ADHD can cause challenges with attention, focus, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.
November 14, 2023

Understanding ADHD: What you need to know

Everyone has trouble sitting still or staying focused from time to time. But for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), these challenges are part of...

Sister Study participants’ data generated hundreds of research papers, and researchers are still finding new discoveries.
November 07, 2023

6 findings from the Sister Study you should know

Since 2003, the still ongoing Sister Study has followed more than 50,000 women from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to find causes of breast cancer. The study...

Breast Cancer
Sister Study recruiters    : (front row, left to right) Catherine Andrews, Carrissa Dixon, and Mary Quezada; (back row, left to right) Lourdes Suárez and Sara Williams.
November 02, 2023

Voices of the Sister Study

For 20 years, the Sister Study has partnered with more than 50,000 women across the United States to learn about breast cancer risks. The participants are women...

Breast Cancer, Environmental Health