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October 14, 2017

Going gluten-free: Life with celiac disease

Celiac disease is a digestive condition and autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine. Celiac disease can also affect the...

Celiac Disease
October 14, 2017

Breathtaking: Managing a COPD diagnosis

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. It's also known...

COPD
October 14, 2017

Expanding hearing health care

"What's that you said?" Perhaps you've heard yourself say those words more often than you'd like...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
October 13, 2017

New treatment approved for HER2-positive breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI),...

Breast Cancer
October 13, 2017

Solving the undiagnosed disease puzzle at NIH

Mystery illnesses are not just fodder for television. There are real, undiagnosed illnesses that are important to solve for public...

NIH Highlights
October 13, 2017

What happens at NIH’s ‘House of Hope’?

"First in Human," a new documentary series from the Discovery Channel, follows four patients at NIH's Clinical Center,...

NIH Highlights
October 13, 2017

The opioid crisis

Opioid misuse and addiction is a major public health crisis. Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They...

Opioid Abuse and Addiction
October 13, 2017

The ABCs of GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) causes your stomach contents to come back up into your esophagus, causing heartburn or acid reflux. Gastroesophageal...

GERD
Dr. Joseph Murray discusses new NIH research for celiac disease.
October 13, 2017

Exploring the celiac disease mystery

Most of us know someone on a gluten-free diet. But not all of us know someone who has no choice...

Celiac Disease
Female doctor explains how to use an inhaler to older patient.
October 13, 2017

Asthma: What you need to know

Asthma is now the most common chronic disorder in childhood. In the U.S., nearly 24 million people have asthma. Asthma...

Asthma
October 13, 2017

New discovery about middle-age weight gain

A team of scientists has identified an enzyme that promotes weight gain and the loss of exercise capacity starting in...

Weight Control
October 13, 2017

Rare gene mutation may have link to common cold

Colds seem harder to escape as the temperature drops and people spend more time indoors. They are also not well...

Common Cold
October 13, 2017

Predicting autism in high-risk infants

An NIH-supported study has found a tool that may be able to predict which high-risk, 6-month-old infants will develop autism...

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Stephen Ferranti
October 13, 2017

A journey with midlife hearing loss

Stephen Ferranti knew he had to address his hearing loss issues when he realized it could affect his job. As a...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Lise Hamlin's hearing loss experience led her into a career of advocacy.
October 13, 2017

Helping others hear better

Lise Hamlin was born with hearing loss in one ear, though she was able to communicate adequately for 30 years. That...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
October 13, 2017

Love and life without gluten

Rose Perry and Jack Gottschalk are partners. They also both have celiac disease, an immune condition in which you have...

Celiac Disease
Jim Nelson (right) and his wife Mary.
October 13, 2017

Too ‘stubborn’ to give in to COPD

"I was blessed with a fine case of the 'stubborns'" says Jim Nelson, a 77-year-old retired accountant living in...

COPD
Sylvia Granados-Maready, right, pictured with her newborn son, Peter Ernesto, and her sister, Sandra.
October 13, 2017

Don’t let asthma define you

When Sylvia Granados-Maready was born, she was diagnosed with asthma. To this day, Sylvia lives with asthma without letting it...

Asthma
Jeff Long with his son Noah, wife Deb, and daughter Gabi.
October 13, 2017

A lifelong asthma struggle

Jeff Long, Ph.D., can hardly remember a time when he didn't suffer from serious asthma. Jeff, who is...

Asthma
October 13, 2017

The future of asthma monitoring

With so many pollutants indoors and outdoors, determining what triggers asthma in children is not easy. Now, NIH-supported researchers are...

Asthma
From left to right: Grace Anne Dorney Koppel, MeiLan K. Han, M.D., M.S., and James P. Kiley, Ph.D.
October 13, 2017

NIH launches National COPD Action Plan

James P. Kiley, Ph.D., is the director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NIH's National Heart, Lung,...

COPD
Stavros Garantziotis, M.D.
October 13, 2017

Understanding asthma from the inside out

Three NIH institutes fund asthma studies to improve treatment and learn more about what causes this widespread illness: the National...

Asthma