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February 12, 2020

Endometriosis: What you need to know

The uterus, or womb, is where a baby grows in a woman's body when she is pregnant. It's...

Endometriosis
February 12, 2020

Life after cancer: Tips for finding your new normal

At the end of treatment, many cancer survivors have mixed emotions: grateful for treatment but happy to be done; excited...

Living with Cancer
Suzanne Chutchian, right, and her daughter Rachel Chutchian-O'Sullivan have both suffered from endometriosis.
February 11, 2020

Inheriting endometriosis

A mother's perspective "How do you measure pain when no one talks about it?" "If you have pain...

Endometriosis
Lisa Halvorson, M.D., wants to improve treatment and ultimately find a cure for women with endometriosis.
February 10, 2020

Improving endometriosis diagnosis through research and awareness

"We urgently need more research to better understand the basic biology behind the development of endometriosis." - Lisa Halvorson,...

Endometriosis
February 06, 2020

A visual guide to 6 conditions that cause skin discoloration

Vitiligo is not the only disease that causes skin to change color. Here are a few conditions and what they...

Vitiligo
February 05, 2020

Vitiligo: What you need to know

Vitiligo is a skin condition affecting roughly one in 100 people in the U.S. It causes areas of skin to...

Vitiligo
February 04, 2020

Treating vitiligo: Studies look for long-term options

"Many people believe that vitiligo is a rare disease," says National Institutes of Health-supported researcher John E. Harris, M...

Vitiligo
Tonja Johnson was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 43 and has lost about 80% of her color.
February 03, 2020

Finding self-confidence with vitiligo

Tonja Johnson was 41 years old when she noticed a small, white spot on her leg. It wasn't long before...

Vitiligo
January 30, 2020

What happens when your thyroid doesn’t work correctly?

January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, which brings attention to the small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck.   The thyroid...

Hypothyroidism
January 29, 2020

New on MedlinePlus: HIV PrEP and PEP

Information about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is now available on MedlinePlus in both English and Spanish. PrEP...

HIV
Acid reflux treatment helped teacher Laurie Hayes improve her vocal issues.
January 27, 2020

Finding her voice: A teacher’s heartburn experience

For nearly 20 years, Laurie Hayes struggled with losing her voice. The preschool teacher, who once sang in local bands, never...

Heartburn
January 24, 2020

Acid reflux, Heartburn, and GERD: What’s the difference?

You feel something rising in your throat. It burns and tastes acidic. Now you feel it behind your breastbone. Is...

Heartburn
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