Discover research programs and initiatives that seek to inform prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for today’s major health challenges and conditions.
Physical activity is any body movement that works your muscles and requires more energy than resting. Being physically active is one of the best ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy.
Aplastic anemia is a condition in which bone marrow does not make enough new blood cells for the body’s needs.
Sleep apnea is a common condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while you sleep. This can prevent your body from getting enough oxygen.
Sickle cell disease causes the red blood cells to have a sickle or crescent shape instead of a disc shape. The sickle-shaped cells can block blood vessels and lead to serious health problems.
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a device that uses mild air pressure to keep the airways open while you sleep. It is often used to treat breathing problems during sleep.
Overweight and obesity are chronic conditions that raise the risk of serious health problems, including heart disease and diabetes.
The NHLBI has materials for patients and health professionals on many health topics, such as asthma, heart disease, and sickle cell disease.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides global leadership for a research, training, and education program to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood disorders and enhance the health of all individuals so that they can live longer and more fulfilling lives.