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Amy Purdy medaled in the  2014 and 2018 Winter  Paralympic Games.
April 24, 2023

Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy isn’t slowing down

About 24 years ago, Amy Purdy lost her legs, spleen, and hearing in one ear from a deadly blood infection. Since...

Medical Technology
Thanks to scientific advances such as those funded by NIH, much more is known about how processes in the body and the environment contribute to autoimmune diseases.
April 20, 2023

From discovery to treatment: How NIH works to improve the lives of people with autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a group of chronic disorders in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks and damages healthy cells...

Autoimmune Disorders
Some autoimmune diseases target specific organs or tissue, while others attack multiple tissue or organ systems throughout the body.
April 17, 2023

5 common autoimmune diseases

Some autoimmune diseases target specific organs or tissue, while others attack multiple tissue or organ systems throughout the body. Here’s...

Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune conditions can cause symptoms like pain and  swelling in the muscles and joints.
April 13, 2023

Autoimmune diseases: What you need to know

Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by detecting and fighting harmful intruders such as bacteria and viruses....

Autoimmune Disorders
Zain Verjee speaks at the Unstoppable Africa Conference in 2022.
March 16, 2023

Zain Verjee is no longer hiding from psoriasis

As a leading international journalist on CNN and other major television news outlets, Zain Verjee’s face was visible to millions...

Psoriasis, Skin Conditions
Pain in the face, mouth, and jaw is a common cause of pain complaints.
March 15, 2023

Shedding light on facial pain

Researchers at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research used an innovative technique to visualize pain signals in mice’s...

About 2 million people in the United States are living with an amputation, with lower-limb amputations being the most common.
March 14, 2023

How a prosthetic ankle improves balance control

When someone loses a leg or other limb, a prosthetic device (a tool designed to replace a missing part of...

Limb Loss
David Rice gives the opening remarks during the NIH 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month kick-off event.
March 09, 2023

Deafness is not a burden

Being deaf is not the same for everyone with the condition. Deafness means partial or complete loss of hearing in...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Dr. Lindsey A. Criswell, Director of NIAMS
March 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

Despite major progress, much is still unknown about the nature of disease. Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H.,...

Meet the Director
After living with sickle cell disease for decades, Tesha Samuels underwent gene therapy at National Institutes of Health.
March 01, 2023

Tesha Samuels advocates for others after living with sickle cell disease

Sickle cell disease affects more than 100,000 people in the United States every year, and for three decades, Tesha Samuels was...

Sickle Cell Disease
New regulations for over-the-counter hearing aids could make them more accessible to people with mild to moderate hearing loss.
February 23, 2023

Loud and clear: What to know about hearing loss

Hearing loss affects approximately 37.5 million people in the United States ages 18 years or older. It affects one in three people...

Hearing Disorders and Deafness
Sickle cell disease is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders that affect hemoglobin.
February 14, 2023

The costs of living with sickle cell disease in the United States

In the United States, more than 100,000 people are living with sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease is a group of...

Sickle Cell Disease
NIDDK Director Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., M.A.C.P., hosts
February 09, 2023

Healthy Moments shares reliable information in quick bites

Getting the word out about science-based, healthy lifestyle tips is a challenge. People are short on time and bombarded with...

Health Information
NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin P. Rodgers is a prominent researcher in the treatment of sickle cell disease.
February 07, 2023

Meet the Director: Griffin P. Rodgers, M.D., National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

How does an expert on blood diseases become the head of a “diabetes institute”? That’s a question Griffin P. Rodgers,...

Meet the Director, Diabetes
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, former Director of NIAID.
January 31, 2023

Meet Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., former Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), served the American...

Meet the Director, HIV, Infectious Diseases
A researcher works in a lab.
January 25, 2023

Precision Environmental Health’s role in preventing disease

What is Precision Environmental Health? Precision Environmental Health is a research area that helps scientists learn how interactions between the...

Genetic Testing
A researcher measures water samples from a stream.
January 24, 2023

The future of water

What are PFAS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are synthetic chemicals that have been used in consumer products around the...

Environmental Health
Pulse oximeters can measure blood oxygen saturation levels by sending light through the skin painlessly.
January 13, 2023

Getting an accurate read on pulse oximeters

Pulse oximeters have been used in hospitals and doctors’ offices for decades. The small, painless devices measure blood oxygen saturation,...

Medical Technology
January 11, 2023

Sunscreen in the winter?

Sunscreen is usually associated with beaches, the pool, and sweltering summer days. We spend less time outside in winter, and...

Skin Cancer, Cold-Weather Wellness