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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.

May 15, 2017

High blood pressure linked to racial segregation in neighborhoods

Living in racially segregated neighborhoods is associated with a rise in the blood pressure of black adults, while moving away from segregated areas is associated with a decrease —and significant enough to lead to reductions in heart attacks and strokes, a National Institutes of Health-funded study has found.      

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May 23, 2017 : MedPage Today

The COPD National Action Plan, released at the American Thoracic Society International Conference meeting this week in Washington, D.C., is a detailed, patient-centered roadmap that aims to reduce the burden of the third leading cause of death.

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May 23, 2017 : The New York Times

Great news for chocolate lovers: Researchers are reporting a link between eating the popular treat and a lowered risk for atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat that can lead to stroke, heart failure, and other problems.  Their study, published in Heart (BMJ), was supported by NHLBI.

CBS News: Chocolate linked to lower risk for heart condition AFib 

Fox News: A new health benefit of chocolate: reduced risk of AFib?  

Reuters: Chocolate tied to decreased risk of irregular heart rhythm 

Forbes: Chocolate May Reduce Risk Of Developing Common Heart Arrhythmia 

Newsweek: Want a Healthy Heart? Eat Chocolate, New Study Says

Live Science:  Sweet Therapy: Chocolate May Help Prevent Irregular Heartbeat 

WebMD: Could Chocolate Guard Against an Irregular Heartbeat?

October 26, 2017 to October 27, 2017
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Jamaica West Indies
The 11th annual SCiF conference will be co-hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and The University of West Indies.