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Man using handheld breathing device for measuring lung function remotely.
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Research Feature
Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic began to intensify, many patients with the debilitating genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, faced a difficult challenge. Because the disease damages the lungs and makes it hard to breathe, these patients needed in-hospital tests to measure how well their lungs were working. But many also were on drugs that reduce...
Hand holding asthma inhaler. Source: Flickr
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Statement
On World Asthma Day, the National Institutes of Health reaffirms its commitment to research to improve the lives of people with asthma. More than 25 million people in the United States have asthma , including 5.1 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This chronic lung disease can reduce quality of life,...
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News Release
Los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH, por sus siglas en inglés) han autorizado $29 millones de dólares en subvenciones adicionales para la Coalición “Alianza de Participación Comunitaria (CEAL, por sus siglas en inglés) de NIH contra las disparidades del COVID-19”. Esta financiación , parte del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense, esta dirigida a...
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News Release
To bolster research to help communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the National Institutes of Health is funding $29 million in additional grants for the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. This funding was supported by the American Rescue Plan. The awards will provide $15 million to 11 teams already...
Katie Goff, who lives with POTS, and her dog Luna
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Research Feature
When Katie Goff was a freshman in college, she began to suffer a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms – respiratory infections, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and relentless nausea. Visits to the doctor didn’t seem to help. At one visit, the doctor told her she had allergies. At another, she was given a prescription for an...
Black mother leaning in close to her son’s face, while he looks up at her.
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Research Feature
When Joia Crear-Perry, M.D., an obstetrician and gynecologist, found “ African American descent” listed by cardiovascular experts as a risk factor for postpartum heart disease , she realized even advocates like her were doing something wrong, and that the media was amplifying the error. With the U.S. maternal health crisis gripping public attention...