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Dr. Rena D’Souza is the Director of NIDCR.
June 18, 2024

Meet the Director: Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Rena D’Souza, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., wants everyone to better understand the close link between oral health and the rest of the...

Meet the Director, Dental Health
Untreated foot problems can sometimes cause pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body.
June 06, 2024

Putting your best foot forward: Steps for happy, healthy feet

Our feet are mechanical wonders. They support the weight of our bodies and allow us to stand, balance, and move through the world. Just like...

Foot Health
HIV medication works best when taken exactly as prescribed. Missing a dose  can cause the virus to become resistant to the medicines and damage the immune system.
June 04, 2024

Making it easier to get HIV treatment

HIV research has come a long way since the epidemic began in the 1980s. Today, people with HIV can live long and healthy lives with...

AIDS, HIV
Screening for maternal sepsis can be challenging partly because changes like a faster heart rate can mask signs of sepsis.
May 30, 2024

Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise…and sepsis is a big reason

More and more people each year are dying from complications related to pregnancy and delivery. In the United States, deaths from pregnancy, during delivery, or...

Infectious Diseases, Pregnancy, Women's Health, Sepsis
Sepsis is life threatening, and someone who has it needs immediate medical attention.
May 28, 2024

What is sepsis?

Sepsis is the body's extreme response to an infection. It occurs when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction that can lower...

Infectious Diseases, Sepsis
Pollen allergy symptoms include coughing, sneezing, a runny or stuffy nose, and itchy, watery eyes.
May 21, 2024

What triggers seasonal allergies?

Ah, spring! It's the time of year when the cold goes away, sunshine warms your skin, trees and flowers blossom, and…your nose starts running,...

Allergy
Try to drink about eight glasses of fluids every day.
May 07, 2024

H20 for healthy aging

Water is essential for just about every function in our bodies, from keeping our organs working properly to regulating our body temperature. Losing more water...

NIH Research, Healthy Aging, Nutrition
Glaucoma can make it seem like you’re looking through a tunnel.
May 02, 2024

Glaucoma: What you need to know

Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve in the eye. Glaucoma usually happens when the fluid pressure...

Eye Care, Eye Disease, Glaucoma
If you have any of these symptoms, be sure to check with your eye care professional.
April 30, 2024

Not seeing clearly? Cataracts might be the problem

Like a camera, your eyes rely on a lens—the clear part of the eye that helps focus light on the retina. A cataract is a...

Cataract, Eye Care, Eye Disease
People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day. One way to do this is with an insulin pen injection.
April 23, 2024

Type 1 diabetes: What you need to know

More than 37 million Americans have diabetes, which causes high blood sugar. Normally, your body produces insulin, a hormone that helps regulate levels of blood glucose...

Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes
Working alongside someone with ADHD can help them stay focused and motivated while completing tasks. 
April 04, 2024

ADHD support toolkit

If someone in your life has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), here are some ways you can offer your support.  Do: Educate yourself. NIH has...

ADHD
ADHD affects children, teenagers, and adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in children and teens

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects the brain's ability to focus and control impulses and is one of the most common mental disorders that children...

ADHD
ADHD can affect people of all ages, including adults.
April 02, 2024

ADHD across the lifespan: What it looks like in adults

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental condition (a condition that affects how the brain develops and works). ADHD is often diagnosed in childhood, but...

ADHD
Exposure to loud noise over a long time can have harmful consequences for your health.
March 28, 2024

Too loud and too bright!

Noise pollution Every day you are surrounded by sounds from your environment, including the TV, radio, appliances, and traffic. Noise pollution is unwanted or bothersome...

Environmental Health