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September 20, 2021

Fast facts about hypothyroidism

Nearly 5% of Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism. It is most common in women. Hashimoto's disease is a...

September 16, 2021

Hypothyroidism vs. hyperthyroidism: What’s the difference?

Hypothyroidism (or underactive thyroid) When your thyroid gland doesn't make enough thyroid hormone May cause weight gain, constipation, slowed...


The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that wraps around the trachea, or breathing tube.
September 14, 2021

Hypothyroidism research: A long-term effort

Hypothyroidism can be a complicated disease on its own and require daily medication in most cases and surgery in more...

Children and adults with type 1 diabetes have to measure their blood sugar multiple times a day.
August 30, 2021

New drug may slow or prevent type 1 diabetes

A recent study has found that a drug may delay the start of type 1 diabetes in people who are high...

Type 1 Diabetes

 Henry B. Burch, M.D., is a program director at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
August 25, 2021

Why the internet can’t diagnose your thyroid problem

Nearly five out of 100 Americans over the age of 12 have hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid. Because the condition is common,...

Ali Palmer was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, which causes an underactive thyroid, last year.
August 19, 2021

Ali Palmer’s new perspective on beauty

Ali Palmer has always been active. She has a small, athletic build and even worked at a fitness studio during...


NIDDK’s Joseph Courtney, Ph.D., who worked with Dr. Bax on the study, breathes into a sealed box while wearing a mask.
June 30, 2021

New study finds another good reason to wear a mask

We know that when we wear a face mask, we protect ourselves and others from the virus that causes COVID-19....

April 28, 2020

The hidden epidemic of prediabetes

You could have prediabetes and not even know it. More than one in three adult Americans—approximately 88 million—have the condition, but 90% don...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

April 15, 2020

3 key research highlights from NIH’s diabetes branch

Can taking a daily vitamin D supplement prevent diabetes? Which is better for lowering your risk of diabetes: lifestyle changes...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Actress Viola Davis narrates for the documentary “A Touch of Sugar,” which focuses on type 2 diabetes awareness.*
April 13, 2020

Viola Davis on confronting prediabetes and becoming her own health advocate

Acclaimed actress and producer Viola Davis is a true triple threat as a performer.  Her work has won her...

Personal Story

March 25, 2020

Turning things around: An 18-year-old’s inspiring advice for managing type 2 diabetes

Chris Davenport is only 18, but he understands how hard it can be to improve your health when you're also...

Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Personal Story
Acid reflux treatment helped teacher Laurie Hayes improve her vocal issues.
January 27, 2020

Finding her voice: A teacher’s heartburn experience

For nearly 20 years, Laurie Hayes struggled with losing her voice. The preschool teacher, who once sang in local bands, never...

Heartburn, Personal Story