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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 : JAMA Internal Medicine

A study partly funded by NHLBI showed that seniors aged 65 to 74 don’t benefit from taking statins as prevention against cardiovascular disease or mortality. The findings appear in the JAMA Internal MedicineNo benefit was found when a statin was given for primary prevention to older adults. Treatment recommendations should be individualized for this population,” the article concludes.

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.