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Research Feature
Millions of people in America have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)—the umbrella term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis—and millions more have it and don’t know it. People in rural and other underserved communities are more likely to face higher rates of COPD and worse health outcomes from the disease. And for...
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Research Feature
For 33 years, the NHLBI’s Strong Heart Study has focused on learning why American Indians have one of the highest heart disease rates in the nation—almost double that of the general population. And during that time, it has made important discoveries – confirming, for example, that risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, and elevated...
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Research Feature
“Look at that! Life!” said Deidra Flowers-Williams, a sickle cell disease patient, as she held up a tube with stem cells donated by her sister, Tanisha Flowers. It was just minutes before doctors at the NIH Clinical Center would use the cells – extracted from her sister’s bone marrow – for a transplant they hoped would cure the devastating blood...
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers created a Food Compass algorithm that scores more than 8,000 foods from least to most healthful. Foods tied to cardiovascular health, like leafy greens, carrots, and berries, scored 100 and gained points for having antioxidants.
Dr. Gary H. Gibbons and Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable
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Media Advisory
Hoy se anunció que el Dr. Pérez-Stable y el Dr. Gibbons fueron los ganadores de la medalla de Respuesta al COVID-19 y que aceptarán este premio en una gala esta noche en Washington, D. C. Los líderes de los NIH encabezan dos importantes programas federales: RADx-UP y la Alianza de participación comunitaria (CEAL) contra las disparidades causadas...
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NHLBI in the Press
After assessing the nighttime sleep patterns of 298 infants during their first six months of life, researchers found newborns who slept longer and with fewer interruptions were less likely to be overweight during that period.
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News Release
NIH-supported research suggests sleep patterns to support optimal health can begin in infancy Infants who sleep longer through the night and with fewer interruptions may be less likely to become overweight during their first six months of life, according to a study published in the journal SLEEP. While the research only showed a link – not a cause...