Our TOPMed Program is Growing
Have you heard how our TOPMed program is designed to enable precision medicine for heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders? Learn how TOPMed is growing—sequencing over 60,000 individual genomes; collecting some other -omics data; and funding key support areas. Read about the diverse participants in our whole-genome sequencing project.
Protect Your Health With A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Did you know lifestyle changes such as heart-healthy eating, aiming for a healthy weight, managing stress, being physically active, and quitting smoking can help you prevent and control heart and other cardiovascular diseases? Explore our new English and Spanish Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Changes Health Topic for more information and tips to help you protect your health.
Is Your Body Mass Index Healthy?
Need an easy-to-use tool to see if you are a healthy weight with a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 24.9? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute’s BMI calculator is an easy-to-use tool to help you estimate body fat. Try the online NHLBI BMI calculator or our app for the iPhone and Android devices to know your health risks and tips on how to reach or maintain a healthy weight.
Learn More About Sickle Cell Disease and Clinical Trials
Sickle cell disease is the most frequent genetic disease worldwide and it is estimated that nearly 500,000 children are born with it every year. Several on-going trials are looking for new treatment options. Check out the NIH Blood Flow Study and Genetics Study to learn how you can be part of discovering new treatments for sickle cell.