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Bev Miller participated in an NIH clinical trial to help others with bipolar disorder.
August 13, 2019

Life on a roller coaster: Managing bipolar disorder

Imagine your life as a roller coaster: the excitement of climbing to the top and the terrifying feeling when the roller coaster drops...

Bipolar Disorder
August 12, 2019

How much is too much? 5 things you need to know about binge drinking

What is binge drinking? The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) defines binge drinking as drinking enough alcohol to raise one...

Binge Drinking
Francis McMahon, M.D., helps oversee bipolar disorder research at NIH.
August 09, 2019

Large families may hold answers to bipolar disorder

Researchers are looking to certain U.S. states, including Ohio and Pennsylvania, to better understand bipolar disorder—a mental illness that is often passed...

Bipolar Disorder
August 08, 2019

Highs and lows: Understanding bipolar disorder

When you have bipolar disorder, you experience frequent mood swings—from extreme lows to extreme highs. Sometimes you feel both at the same time. ...

Bipolar Disorder
August 06, 2019

New treatment approved for postpartum depression

If you or a loved one has postpartum depression, you're not alone. The condition, which causes new mothers to feel extremely hopeless...

Postpartum Depression
April 06, 2019

Untreated sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure in African Americans

Getting restful sleep is often hard. Sleep apnea can make it even harder. New NIH-supported research finds that African Americans with more severe...

Sleep Apnea
April 06, 2019

The ABCs of CBD: Separating fact from fiction

CBD. Cannabidiol. No matter what you call it, you may have heard health claims about this little-known part of the marijuana plant, which...

April 05, 2019

Spotting skin cancer: Tips from the National Cancer Institute

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. It's also largely preventable. Here is information from the...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
April 05, 2019

Lifestyle changes key to delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes

In the U.S., about 10 percent of the population has type 2 diabetes. Even more surprising? Nearly one in four people living with diabetes...

Heather Quintal practiced yoga and meditation during her cancer treatment.
April 05, 2019

Young woman fights melanoma and gives back

In May 2012, 22-year-old new college graduate Heather Quintal was excited to begin a career at an accounting firm in Boston. But two weeks...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
Deborah Nix, left, leads a walking group that started out NIH study on physical activity.
April 05, 2019

One step at a time: D.C. resident walks for health and community

For Washington, D.C., resident Deborah Nix, walking connects her to the community and gives her confidence. "A friend of mine saw me...

Skin cancer cells
April 05, 2019

Researching melanoma at NIH: What’s new?

More than 1 million people in the U.S. live with melanoma, a type of skin cancer. While there is no cure for melanoma,...

Skin Cancer, Cancer
O’Donnell had surgery in January 2017 for melanoma.
April 05, 2019

Putting health first

Emmy award-winning journalist Norah O'Donnell has spent decades reporting on major events on national TV networks. The "CBS This Morning" anchor and...

Dr. Todd Telle’s dry eye condition started when he moved from the East Coast to the West Coast.
April 05, 2019

A doctor’s perspective: Living with dry eye

Dry eye can be frustrating and uncomfortable. Untreated, it can turn into a chronic condition. For Dr. Todd Telle, the onset was quick....

Dry Eye