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A physician reviews a patient's medical records with her in an exam room.
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Research Feature
Researchers are studying how to update and personalize the tools doctors use to predict a patient’s chance of developing cardiovascular disease The annual physical exam is often a routine event for many people. A primary care doctor looks at, among many things, their patient’s blood pressure, cholesterol, and body weight, to help glean the health...
A woman runs after a young child as they laugh playing outside.
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NHLBI in the Press
Adults were 30-40% less likely to experience a stroke if they scored higher on “Life’s Simple 7,” measures of heart-healthy living. The study also found that adults who experienced a stroke but had fewer cardiovascular risks experienced the event 5-6 years later.
A physician talks to a patient in a medical setting.
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News Release
Findings support personalized public health interventions to help close gaps Research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that cardiovascular-related deaths have declined over the past two decades, but disparities remain. Researchers found that inequities are mostly driven by differences in race and ethnicity, geographic location...
A woman smiles as she walks through a neighborhood
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NHLBI in the Press
Postmenopausal women who were more optimistic lived about four years longer than peers who were least optimistic, according to research from the Women’s Health Initiative.
This microscopic view shows image of salivary gland acinar epithelial cells infected with rotavirus, a type of enteric virus, in a mouse.
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News Release
A class of viruses known to cause severe diarrheal diseases – including the one famous for widespread outbreaks on cruise ships – can grow in the salivary glands of mice and spread through their saliva, scientists at the National Institutes of Health have discovered. The findings show that a new route of transmission exists for these common viruses...
Sickle cell anemia disease (SCD) blood cells 3D illustration
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Research Feature
Activating a protein in red blood cells may improve anemia and alleviate acute episodes of severe pain for people living with sickle cell disease Swee Lay Thein, M.B., D.Sc., a senior investigator and chief of NHLBI’s Sickle Cell Branch, shares insight into a decade-long research journey that may lead to new ways to help people living with sickle...
Researchers created a concept for a dissolvable pacemaker that uses wireless technology for temporary heart rhythm control.
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NHLBI in the Press
To provide patients with a noninvasive solution for temporary cardiac support, researchers created a prototype for a tiny pacemaker that can dissolve after a few days or several weeks. The model weighs less than half a gram and contains no wires, leads, or batteries.