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NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., hosts
February 09, 2023

Healthy Moments shares reliable information in quick bites

Getting the word out about science-based, healthy lifestyle tips is a challenge. People are short on time and bombarded with information from unreliable sources. The...

Health Information
NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers is a prominent researcher in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
February 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

How does an expert on blood diseases become the head of a “diabetes institute”? That’s a question Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., Director of the...

Diabetes
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.
January 31, 2023

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American public for over five decades....

Infectious Diseases, Meet the Director
A researcher works in a lab.
January 25, 2023

Precision Environmental Health’s role in preventing disease

What is Precision Environmental Health? Precision Environmental Health is a research area that helps scientists learn how interactions between the environment and genetics can affect...

Genetic Testing
A researcher measures water samples from a stream.
January 24, 2023

The future of water

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the world since about the 1950s....

Environmental Health
Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation, which helps doctors decide how...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19
January 11, 2023

Sunscreen in the winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with beaches, the pool, and sweltering summer days. We spend less time outside in winter, and when we do, we bundle...

Skin Cancer
NICHD supports and conducts research to help save lives and promote wellbeing.
January 06, 2023

60 years of innovation: NICHD research through the years

Since 1962, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) has helped save lives and improve the well-being of people most...

Pregnancy
Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States.
January 05, 2023

When migraine turns chronic

Migraine is a leading cause of disability in the United States. For a subset of people who have it, migraine can develop into a chronic...

Migraine
David L. Nash works as the National Library of Medicine’s Education and Outreach Liaison.
January 03, 2023

David L. Nash advocates for early detection after living with colon cancer

When David L. Nash isn’t sharing stories about his time as a Harlem Globetrotter or serving as the Education and Outreach Liaison for the National...

Colorectal Cancer
A diagram of the digestive system, including the colon, rectum, and anus.
December 14, 2022

Calling out colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women in the United States, with 151,030 new cases estimated to occur this...

Cancer, Colorectal Cancer
Kristin Chenoweth
November 10, 2022

Kristin Chenoweth wants to put migraine awareness center stage

Actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth has thrilled audiences around the globe for decades. The Tony Award winner is perhaps best known for her role as...

Migraine
In his role as NIA Director, Dr. Richard J. Hodes oversees research on all aspects of aging―biological, clinical, behavioral, and social.
November 09, 2022

Meet the Director: Richard J. Hodes, M.D., National Institute on Aging

Richard J. Hodes, M.D., an influential scientist in the field of immunology, has dedicated his career to the science of aging. Dr. Hodes (pronounced...

Meet the Director
NIBIB Director Bruce J. Tromberg demonstrates a COVID-19 antigen test to a group of U.S. Senators on the NIH campus in Bethesda. The test was developed with support from NIH RADx Tech/ATP.
October 26, 2022

Meet the Director: Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Bruce J. Tromberg, Ph.D., has been the Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) since January 2019. Dr. Tromberg uses the...

Meet the Director