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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,...

NIH Research, Surgery, Medical Technology, COVID-19
Sleep apnea reduces the quality of sleep at night, causing daytime drowsiness.
December 23, 2021

Childhood sleep apnea linked to high blood pressure in teens

Children with sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing high blood pressure in their teens, a new study has...

Sleep Apnea

Experts recommend that adults eat 1.5 to 2 cups of fruit and 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day.
August 18, 2021

Eat fruit and vegetables, live longer

Most of us know that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. But a new study from the...

Nutrition
 Elizabeth Fitch has a genetic condition that causes high cholesterol.
April 22, 2021

Genetic condition teaches teen importance of heart health

Elizabeth Fitch is a lot like other teens. She enjoys spending time with her friends. She's a member of...

Cholesterol

Eating a heart-healthy diet can reduce or prevent high cholesterol in most people.
April 06, 2021

What you do now can prevent heart disease later

Jennifer Robinson, M.D., studies cholesterol and cholesterol drug therapies with support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute....

Cholesterol
Damon Swift, Ph.D. (pictured with patients), studies physical activity and weight management.
April 01, 2021

Physical activity does more than help you look good

Damon Swift, Ph.D., studies exercise training and risk factors for heart-related disease. He spoke about recent research in this...

Physical Activity

Eat a variety of nutritious foods, including vegetables, to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
March 25, 2021

6 ways to lower your cholesterol

High LDL cholesterol can lead to heart disease, which is the number one cause of death in the U.S....

Cholesterol
Measuring your exercise progress can help you stay motivated.
February 23, 2021

Keep it going! How to stick with a fitness routine

Sticking to a fitness routine isn't always easy with family, work, hobbies, and everything in between. These tips can...

Physical Activity

 Though your body needs cholesterol, too much of it can cause health issues.
February 16, 2021

Cholesterol: Know the terms

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the cells in your body. Your body needs cholesterol to...

Cholesterol
Gary H. Gibbons, M.D. is the director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
February 04, 2021

Recognizing American Heart Month

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is excited to work with the National Library of Medicine on NIH...

Physical Activity

Personal Story

Sara Santiago likes to run and lift weights to stay active.
February 04, 2021

Personal Story: Sara Santiago

Sara Santiago, 40, was never an athlete. She joined gyms and exercised on occasion, but never found a routine she could...

Physical Activity, Personal Story, Men, Seniors, Women
Eating healthy foods and snacks helps DeMarcus Ware stay fueled for physical activity.
January 28, 2021

Retired NFL star DeMarcus Ware is in the best shape of his life

Retired National Football League (NFL) defensive superstar DeMarcus Ware won millions of fans with his ability to conquer and defeat...

Physical Activity, Celebrity, Personal Story, Hero Feature, Children and Teenagers, Men, Seniors, Women, Issue Hero