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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...

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...

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...

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...

Blood Clots
'TODAY' anchor Al Roker had a close call with blood clots last Thanksgiving but is recovering with help from doctors and family.
December 01, 2023

An almost perfect storm

Al Roker is an American television icon. The TV news journalist, producer, and author has been informing and engaging Americans...

Blood Clots, Cardiovascular Disease