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January 23, 2020

4 important heartburn facts you should know about

Despite what it's called, heartburn—or that burning feeling in your chest—has nothing to do with your heart. Here are...

Heartburn
John Pandolfino, M.D., is trying to improve treatment for people experiencing heartburn.
January 22, 2020

What’s new in heartburn research?

Working with NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, John Pandolfino, M.D., studies how to...

Heartburn
January 21, 2020

Heartburn: What you need to know

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest or throat. Despite its name, heartburn actually has nothing to do with...

Heartburn
Courtney Fitzhugh, M.D., is working to expand treatment options for sickle cell patients of all ages.
January 20, 2020

Investigating bone marrow transplants: A cure for some sickle cell disease patients

Sickle cell disease (SCD) specialists have performed bone marrow transplants in children since the 1990s. This procedure is the only...

Sickle Cell Disease
January 15, 2020

From Africa to the U.S.: A young woman’s search for sickle cell disease treatment

"I can't describe the pain," says Yinka. "I had it everywhere in my body—my chest, my back, my...

Sickle Cell Disease
Russell E. Ware M.D., Ph.D., meets with a young sickle cell patient in Africa.
January 14, 2020

Treating sickle cell disease in children around the world

Russell E. Ware, M.D., Ph.D., had been researching sickle cell disease (SCD) in the U.S. for about 10...

Sickle Cell Disease
John Tisdale, M.D. (left), and Griffin Rodgers, M.D., lead sickle cell disease research at NIH.
January 13, 2020

Updates from NIH’s sickle cell disease scientists

Many people with sickle cell disease (SCD) are healthier and living longer thanks in part to research led and supported...

Sickle Cell Disease
Dark-rimmed spots on the brain, like this one, may suggest a more severe form of multiple sclerosis and help with early detection.
January 08, 2020

New NIH study may help predict those at risk for severe MS

Researchers may soon be able to look at images of our brains to help diagnose multiple sclerosis (MS) earlier. MS...

Multiple Sclerosis
January 07, 2020

Pregnant women may want to avoid air pollution in days before delivery

Air pollution can cause problems for many people—but it may be especially harmful in pregnant women. National Institutes of Health...

Air Pollution
January 06, 2020

Taking a daily aspirin no longer recommended for many older adults

Many people are taking a daily low-dose aspirin even though they don't need to.  New National Institutes of...

Blood Thinners