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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...

Immunization
Better training for emergency medical responders may increase the survival rate of patients with severe head injury.
July 23, 2020

3 studies point the way to better treatment for traumatic brain injury

The National Institutes of Health supports studies that look for better ways to treat traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. Here are some recent findings: ...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Understanding the symptoms and risk factors for stroke can help improve outcomes and may prevent stroke.
July 21, 2020

Stroke: What you need to know

A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to the brain. A person's brain cells start to die within a few minutes because...

Stroke
Alcohol use disorder is a common but serious condition that affects how the brain functions.
July 16, 2020

Why alcohol-use research is more important than ever

  George Koob, Ph.D. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects roughly 15 million people in the U.S. People with the condition may drink...

Alcohol Use Disorder
Dry mouth, a symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, can put you at risk for tooth decay.
July 14, 2020

5 common questions about dry mouth

Dry mouth is a common symptom of Sjögren's syndrome, as well as other diseases like diabetes and HIV/AIDS. Without enough saliva,...

Sjögren's syndrome
Nora Volkow, M.D., is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
July 09, 2020

Teen vaping research is a priority as marijuana and nicotine use surge

Vaping has led to a dramatic rise in nicotine and marijuana use among young people in recent years. Marijuana vaping among 12th graders,...

Vaping
Research supported by NIH is showing new ways to diagnose and treat concussions in children.
July 07, 2020

How concussions affect kids and teens

  Christina Master, M.D. Concussions among professional athletes have been covered widely in the media. But Christina Master, M.D., co-director of...

Traumatic Brain Injury
For children and teens, getting treatment within seven days after a concussion can make a big difference in recovery.
June 30, 2020

5 things parents should know about concussions

Brain injury specialist and National Institutes of Health-funded researcher Christina Master, M.D., says new research is changing what we know about caring...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps them improve their...

Stroke
Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., conducts research on salivary disorders, focusing on Sjögren's syndrome.
June 23, 2020

Sjögren’s research explores genetic link to dry mouth, other saliva issues

Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., studies disorders that affect our salivary glands, including Sjögren's syndrome. Sjögren's...

Sjögren's syndrome
Liz Lange, known for her maternity wear, was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 35.
June 02, 2020

How fashion designer Liz Lange beat cervical cancer

Designer Liz Lange helped reinvent maternity fashion, bringing more style and versatility to clothing for pregnant women. But in addition to building her...

Cervical Cancer
Brain images of a woman with an inherited condition that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
May 21, 2020

Could one woman help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which contributes to a decline in memory, thinking, and social skills. More than 5...

Alzheimer's Disease