Today’s Faces of Sickle Cell Disease
In honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, NHLBI is sharing stories of patients, caregivers, and researchers, those whose lives have been touched by sickle cell disease. Learn about their strength and perseverance as they contribute to finding a widely available cure.
National Sickle Cell Awareness Month
The NHLBI is dedicated to advancing research in sickle cell disease to improve treatment options and symptom management, with the goal of one day finding a widely available cure. Learn about our commitment to easing the burden of sickle cell disease here.
Overweight and obesity rates are increasing in the US
Increases in the size and amount of fat cells in the body cause overweight and obesity. Doctors measure body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference to screen and diagnose these conditions. Check out our newly updated Overweight and Obesity Health Topic.
Orloff Science Awards recognize NHLBI scientific achievements
Named after long-time NHLBI intramural investigator Dr. Jack Orloff, the NHLBI DIR Orloff Science Awards emphasize the Division of Intramural Research teamwork. Learn about the outstanding scientific achievements of 2015 and 2016 Orloff Award winners here.