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News Release
Poor sleep is associated with a significantly increased risk of life-threatening flare-ups in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The risk for these flare-ups – sudden bouts of worsening breathing – was 25% to 95% higher in people who experienced poor...
Sickle cell anemia, 3D illustration showing blood vessel with normal and deformated crescent-like red blood cells
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News Release
Potential curative therapies may help reduce the burden, but are also costly Americans ages 64 and younger with commercial health insurance who live with sickle cell disease (SCD) pay almost four times more in out-of-pocket medical costs over their lifetimes, a total of $44,000, compared to people living without the disease. And insurers pay $1.7...
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Research Features
Certain reproductive health events have been linked to increased risks for heart disease. But women and their doctors can do a lot to reduce those risks. Anybody who gets an annual checkup knows that heart health is often at the top of the list, which is why measuring blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure is important. These and other...
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