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Sister Study participants’ data generated hundreds of research papers, and researchers are still finding new discoveries.
November 07, 2023

6 findings from the Sister Study you should know

Since 2003, the still ongoing Sister Study has followed more than 50,000 women from all 50 states and Puerto Rico to find causes...

Breast Cancer
Sister Study recruiters    : (front row, left to right) Catherine Andrews, Carrissa Dixon, and Mary Quezada; (back row, left to right) Lourdes Suárez and Sara Williams.
November 02, 2023

Voices of the Sister Study

For 20 years, the Sister Study has partnered with more than 50,000 women across the United States to learn about breast cancer...

Breast Cancer, Environmental Health

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

Be prepared and ask about your organization's COVID-19 requirements before returning to work.
July 22, 2021

9 tips to address COVID-19 at work

Heading back to your workplace soon? Here are some tips from the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease...

COVID-19
In this image of human cells, the bright dots show ANA, a type of antibody.
December 15, 2020

Autoimmunity in adolescents tripled in recent decades

Autoimmunity, which is when the immune system attacks the body instead of protecting it against disease, appears to be rising...

Autoimmune Disorders

Ragweed, which grows throughout most of the U.S., produces pollen in the fall.
April 01, 2020

What triggers seasonal allergies?

Ah, spring. It's the time of year when the cold starts to wane, and trees and flowers blossom. But...

Rashad Jennings performs with partner Emma Slater.
October 14, 2017

Outrunning asthma

National Football League (NFL) running back and reigning "Dancing with the Stars" champion Rashad Jennings battled childhood asthma with grit...


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...

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...


Personal Story

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, Personal Story