Pet allergy tips | Blood test for diabetes | Sleep apnea | Future surgery tools | Documentary about NIH Clinical Center

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Tips for Coping with Pet Allergies  

A dog getting a bath outside.

Bathing your dog each week is one tip to manage pet allergies. Check out the others if you’ve got animal allergies. (From NIH’s NIEHS)

Keeping Tabs on Diabetes with the A1C Test

A young woman consulting with a doctor.

The A1C test is a blood test for monitoring your diabetes. It tells your average blood sugar (glucose) level over the past 3 months. (From NIH’s NIDDK) 

Falling Asleep in the Daytime?

A man yawning on a train.

Sleep apnea is caused by pauses in breathing while you’re asleep. One of the symptoms is excessive daytime sleepiness. Get the scoop on other symptoms and getting help. (From NIH News in Health)

Explore Future Surgery Tools

A screenshot from the Surgery of the Future app of a virtual surgeon performing a procedure.

With this free interactive app, you can see the surgery tools of the future. Float through a virtual 3-D operating room to learn about new imaging tools, robotics, and biomaterials. (From NIH News in Health)

Documentary about NIH Clinical Center

An image of the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (Building 10) North entrance in Bethesda, MD

Get a close look at how researchers make medical advances. Watch First in Human, a three-part documentary about the NIH Clinical Center. It will be on the Discovery channel on August 10, 17, and 24. (From NIH)