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Nora Volkow, M.D., is the director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
July 09, 2020

Teen vaping research is a priority as marijuana and nicotine use surge

Vaping has led to a dramatic rise in nicotine and marijuana use among young people in recent years. Marijuana vaping among 12th graders,...

Research supported by NIH is showing new ways to diagnose and treat concussions in children.
July 07, 2020

How concussions affect kids and teens

  Christina Master, M.D. Concussions among professional athletes have been covered widely in the media. But Christina Master, M.D., co-director of...

Traumatic Brain Injury
For children and teens, getting treatment within seven days after a concussion can make a big difference in recovery.
June 30, 2020

5 things parents should know about concussions

Brain injury specialist and National Institutes of Health-funded researcher Christina Master, M.D., says new research is changing what we know about caring...

Traumatic Brain Injury
Stroke survivor Gregory Symko, D.C., demonstrates a tool that helps patients improve their balance and coordination.
June 25, 2020

A personal approach to stroke treatment

Gregory Symko, D.C., is a chiropractor who specializes in helping people with brain issues related to stroke. He helps them improve their...

Stroke
Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., conducts research on salivary disorders, focusing on Sjögren's syndrome.
June 23, 2020

Sjögren’s research explores genetic link to dry mouth, other saliva issues

Blake Warner, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., studies disorders that affect our salivary glands, including Sjögren's syndrome. Sjögren's...

Sjögren's syndrome
Liz Lange, known for her maternity wear, was diagnosed with cervical cancer at age 35.
June 02, 2020

How fashion designer Liz Lange beat cervical cancer

Designer Liz Lange helped reinvent maternity fashion, bringing more style and versatility to clothing for pregnant women. But in addition to building her...

Cervical Cancer
Brain images of a woman with an inherited condition that causes early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
May 21, 2020

Could one woman help researchers find a cure for Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, which contributes to a decline in memory, thinking, and social skills. More than 5...

Alzheimer's Disease
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., studies how technology can improve health. She and her team developed a low-cost, portable fiber optic microscope that allows doctors to easily test for cervical cancer.
May 20, 2020

How a tablet computer and mobile van are improving cancer detection

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D., of Rice University, has devoted her career to understanding how technology can improve health and save lives. Her recent...

Diagnostic Imaging
May 19, 2020

Asthma medicine may not be one size fits all

The symptoms are all too familiar for parents of kids with asthma: coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness. About 6 million kids in the U...

Asthma
May 14, 2020

6 key facts about autism spectrum disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder, meaning that symptoms are present early in life. However, ASD can be diagnosed at any...

Autism Spectrum Disorder
May 12, 2020

Lyme disease: What you need to know

What is Lyme disease? Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by Borrelia burgdorferi that is transmitted through the bite of an infected...

Lyme Disease
May 07, 2020

New HPV test brings screening to your doorstep

Important research by investigators at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and beyond has shown that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine can prevent...

Cervical Cancer
Karen Pierce, Ph.D., plays with a toddler referred to her program by a local pediatrician.
May 06, 2020

Eye tracking technology holds promise for earlier autism diagnosis

What if you could diagnose autism just by looking at how a child's eyes move? While the technology is not quite that...

Autism Spectrum Disorder
April 30, 2020

Older Hispanic adults may be more prone to frailty

Pain is one of the most common and expensive health problems in the U.S. In older adults, chronic pain can lead to...

Pain