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June 12, 2017

During Men’s Health Week, NHLBI scientists available to discuss research on men’s health

June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss research findings related to some of the more serious medical challenges that disproportionately affect men—sleep apnea, excess belly fat, and high blood pressure. All are linked to an increased risk for heart disease. The good news is that men can take steps now to prevent these problems or detect and treat them early enough to act against heart disease.

May 22, 2017

COPD National Action Plan aims to reduce the burden of the third leading cause of death

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), along with federal and non-federal partners, today released the first-ever COPD National Action Plan, a detailed, patient-centered roadmap for addressing one of the most urgent health concerns facing Americans. The plan was released at the American Thoracic Society International Conference meeting this week in Washington, D.C. NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health.

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August 8, 2017 : The Huffington Post

Middle aged people with risk factors for heart attacks and stroke, including diabetes, high blood pressure and smoking, have a greater chance of suffering from dementia later in life, according to a study, partly funded by NHLBI, published in JAMA Neurology.

The Huffington Post: Heart Disease Risk In Middle Age Tied To Dementia Later

WebMD: 'Heart Harm' In Middle Age Can Lead To Dementia

Drug Discovery and Development: Midlife Heart Health Linked to Risk of Dementia

Medscape: Prehypertension in Midlife Ups Later Dementia Risk

Medpage Today: Midlife Vascular Risk Factors Linked to Dementia

Business Standard: Diabetes, high BP in midlife may up dementia risk later

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August 7, 2017 : Nature Genetics

Some people are better than others at recovering from a wounded heart, and not everyone ends up with permanent muscle loss after a heart attack, according to study published in Nature Genetics, and partly funded by NHLBI.

Business Standard: Some people better at recovering from wounded heart

The New Indian Express: Not all of us is prone to muscle loss after heart attack, here's why

Fight Aging!: Identification of a Potential Cause in Variability of Heart Regeneration

Scicasts: Stem Cell Discovery Refreshes the Heart

The Stem Cellar: How mice and zebrafish are unlocking clues to repairing damaged hearts

August 21, 2017 to August 22, 2017
Conference Room 9112-9114, Two Rockledge Center, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892
This working group will focus on identifying the gaps that will lead to improved understanding of the host factors influencing pneumonia that will help guide new ways to lower pneumonia risk, prevent or cure acute lower respiratory infections, and improve heart, lung, and blood health.
September 27, 2017 to September 28, 2017
The event will bring together experts in stem cell biology, cardiovascular development, translating stem cell biology, cardiac remodeling and inflammation, vascular remodeling and inflammation, and tissue engineering/genome editing/new technologies.