Harper Spero spent the first 27 years of her life hiding her rare disease from family and friends. Determined to live a normal life, she spent years managing her symptoms while ignoring her doctor’s repeated pleas to seek help at NIH. After going public with her story, she started looking for ways to help others.
Dr. Margarita Alegría envisions a country where everyone who needs mental health services gets them. “We have a lot of knowledge of what we need to do and how to do it, but we’re missing the action,” she said.
Dr. Tracy Gaudet's talk reflected three of NCCIH’s research priorities: chronic pain, emotional well-being as a component of disease prevention and health promotion and pain research in military and veterans’ populations.
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Focused ion beam scanning electron microscopic image shows the major structures within a single heart cell of a healthy adult mouse, highlighted in color via computer enhancement--mitochondrial membranes (red), mitochondrial interior (green), sarcoplasmic reticulum (dark blue), fat droplets (cyan/greenish blue) and the contractile apparatus (pink, yellow, lighter blue). February is American Heart Month.