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News Release
NIH-funded study shows treatment of condition fell short; suggests need for improved strategies The prevalence of chronic hypertension in pregnancy in the United States doubled from 2007-2021, but only about 60% of those with the potentially life-threatening condition were treated with antihypertensive medications, according to a National...
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Research Features
Insufficient cardiovascular response to mental stress linked to reduced blood flow in the heart among people with heart disease Imagine walking through a park and suddenly spotting a bear. Normally your heart starts beating faster and your blood vessels constrict. That’s the sympathetic nervous system preparing your body for a “flight or fight”...
This photo shows a novel device that can measure low oxygen levels inside cells and could allow early detection of sepsis. Credit: Opticyte
Research Feature
Could also lessen likelihood of errors in measuring oxygen levels in Black patients Each year at least 1.7 million adults in the United States and millions more worldwide develop sepsis, a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune system has an extreme response to an infection. The condition, which can be difficult to detect and...
Upcoming Events
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The third meeting of the National Commission on Lymphatic Diseases scheduled for June 24, 2024 will present the vision, work plan, and expected timeline of the different committees established to accomplish the goals and charge of the NCLD.
9:35 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET.
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The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is hosting a two-day virtual workshop titled "Return of Individual Research Results to Participants in Observational Cohort Studies” - scheduled for June 26 and 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (EST). This workshop, organized in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and the All of Us Research Program, aims to explore best practices for observational cohort studies to ethically return individual research results, with a focus on genetic and genomic findings.
June 26 - 27 , 2024
Featured Past Events
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Join the Learn More Breathe Better® program and special guest presenters as we discuss how different environments impact asthma and its management. We will also highlight resources available to use during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month in May and beyond.
1:00 p.m. ET