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Joshua Dobbs is an NFL quarterback and a leading advocate for those with alopecia areata.
September 17, 2019

NFL Quarterback Joshua Dobbs: Alopecia shouldn’t stand in your way

Joshua Dobbs is a triple threat. He's a National Football League quarterback, now with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has...

Alopecia Areata
September 12, 2019

New maps feature makes drug disposal easier and safer

If you have unused or expired prescriptions, where should you get rid of them? Look to your phone or other...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction
September 02, 2019

Brain ripples could hold clues to memory

You're trying to remember a word. You're thinking, thinking … and suddenly, it pops into your head. NIH...

Memory
Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She...

Alopecia Areata
Brittney Hammond helps lift up others through cheerleading and sharing her alopecia areata story on her YouTube channel.
August 28, 2019

"It doesn’t define you": Living with alopecia areata

Brittney Hammond was 8 years old when her hair started falling out. Her cousin was the first one to see the...

Alopecia Areata
August 27, 2019

5 tips for living with alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is a difficult disease to cope with, but there are ways for people to feel better. The condition...

Alopecia Areata
August 26, 2019

Tips for setting screen time limits

Feel like your screen time may be eating into family time? Here are tips for setting screen time limits. Make family...

Screen Time
August 26, 2019

Notes from the field: What we know about screen time so far

NIH's Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study wants to know what—if any—impact screen time, among many other factors, has...

Screen Time
August 26, 2019

What is all that screen time doing to your child’s brain?

Here's a surefire conversation starter: Tell a group of parents that you're studying whether too much screen time...

Screen Time
August 21, 2019

Just 30 minutes of daily exercise can help correct a day of sitting

Americans spend a lot of time sitting—at their desk, in the car, and on the couch. This can take a...

Exercise
August 21, 2019

From virus to vaccine: Studying measles immunity

The measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine is one of the most effective around. It is 97% effective against the viruses when...

Measles
August 21, 2019

Removing stigma

Actress Mädchen Amick stars in the CW TV series "Riverdale." While she's best known as a star of...

Bipolar Disorder
August 20, 2019

Irregular sleep schedules can lead to bigger health issues

There's bad news for those of us who have inconsistent sleep schedules, such as sleeping too little during the...

Healthy Sleep
August 20, 2019

What is community immunity?

In 2000, measles had all but stopped spreading in the U.S. That's because vaccination rates were high enough to...

Measles
August 19, 2019

Measles: What you need to know

Measles is a highly contagious disease, meaning it spreads easily. The trademark symptom is a blotchy, red rash. Measles is...

Measles
Bev Miller participated in an NIH clinical trial to help others with bipolar disorder.
August 13, 2019

Life on a roller coaster: Managing bipolar disorder

Imagine your life as a roller coaster: the excitement of climbing to the top and the terrifying feeling when the...

Bipolar Disorder
August 12, 2019

How much is too much? 5 things you need to know about binge drinking

What is binge drinking? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as drinking enough alcohol...

Binge Drinking
Francis McMahon, M.D., helps oversee bipolar disorder research at NIH.
August 09, 2019

Large families may hold answers to bipolar disorder

Researchers are looking to certain U.S. states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, to better understand bipolar disorder—a mental illness that...

Bipolar Disorder
August 08, 2019

Highs and lows: Understanding bipolar disorder

When you have bipolar disorder, you experience frequent mood swings—from extreme lows to extreme highs. Sometimes you feel both at...

Bipolar Disorder
August 06, 2019

New treatment approved for postpartum depression

If you or a loved one has postpartum depression, you're not alone. The condition, which causes new mothers to...

Postpartum Depression