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April 06, 2019

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure in African Americans

Getting restful sleep is often hard. Sleep apnea can make it even harder. New NIH-supported research finds that African Americans...

Sleep Apnea
April 06, 2019

The ABCs of CBD: Separating fact from fiction

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the...

Marijuana
April 05, 2019

Spotting skin cancer: Tips from the National Cancer Institute

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It's also largely preventable. Here is...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
April 05, 2019

Lifestyle changes key to delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes

In the U.S., about 10 percent of the population has type 2 diabetes. Even more surprising? Nearly one in four people...

Diabetes
Heather Quintal practiced yoga and meditation during her cancer treatment.
April 05, 2019

Young woman fights melanoma and gives back

In May 2012, 22-year-old new college graduate Heather Quintal was excited to begin a career at an accounting firm in Boston....

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Deborah Nix, left, leads a walking group that started out NIH study on physical activity.
April 05, 2019

One step at a time: D.C. resident walks for health and community

For Washington, D.C., resident Deborah Nix, walking connects her to the community and gives her confidence. "A friend of...

Exercise
Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Dr. Todd Telle’s dry eye condition started when he moved from the East Coast to the West Coast.
April 05, 2019

A doctor’s perspective: Living with dry eye

Dry eye can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Untreated, it can turn into a chronic condition. For Dr. Todd Telle, the...

Dry Eye
April 05, 2019

Finding skin cancer: Why routine checkups can make all the difference

In 2006, architect Eric Ward had a mole examined on his face by a dermatologist, or doctor who treats the skin....

Skin Cancer, Cancer
April 05, 2019

Red meat and the risk of heart disease

Lean red meat in moderation is a great source of protein, iron, vitamin B12, and zinc. But too much red...

Heart Diseases
April 05, 2019

Study connects dots between vaginal birth, pelvic floor disorder

A recent NIH study found that women who gave birth through cesarean section (c-section) were at lower risk of developing...

Pelvic Floor Disorder
Penny A. Asbell, M.D., suggests going to an eye doctor if self-treatment for dry eye doesn't work.
April 04, 2019

What the latest science says about omega-3 for dry eye

Penny A. Asbell, M.D., led a study to see if omega-3 fatty acid supplements really help dry eye. The...

Dry Eye
April 04, 2019

135,000 and counting: One year of the All of Us Research Program

NIH's All of Us Research Program, launched nationally in May 2018, has collected health data from thousands of people around...

NIH Research
April 04, 2019

Oral health and older adults

Brushing your teeth may not be the most fun part of your daily routine, but it pays off, especially as...

Dental Care
D.C. resident Deborah Nix, left, helps lead a walking program with NIH.
April 04, 2019

NIH study tracks exercise with mobile apps to improve heart health

Tiffany Powell-Wiley, M.D., M.P.H., is dedicated to making Americans healthier. She focuses on research related to heart...

Exercise
New physical activity guidelines illustrate the important work HHS is doing to encourage people to get moving and stay healthy.
April 04, 2019

Get moving: Key takeaways from the new physical activity guidelines

Spring is here, which means it’s time to get outdoors and get active. Read on to find out how much...

Exercise
April 02, 2019

MedlinePlus magazine website now bilingual

Welcome to our new, bilingual NIH MedlinePlus magazine website. Instead of our once-a-year Salud print issue of the magazine, all...

NIH Highlights
March 06, 2019

Dry eye: An overview

What is dry eye? Dry eye disease, or dry eye, occurs when the quantity or quality of tears fails to...

Eye Care
February 13, 2019

8 NIH research highlights

What did we learn in 2018 that could help your health this year or in the future? NIH-supported researchers worked on a...

NIH Research