Who Is at Risk for Asthma?
Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. Nearly 6 million are children. Learn more about the disease here.
Explore the DASH Eating Plan
Did you know that what you eat can prevent and lower high blood pressure? The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) is a balanced eating plan that requires you follow recommended daily and weekly nutritional goals without the need to buy special foods. Read more about the DASH eating plan.
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.
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.