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Virus triggering blood clots to form in the blood system
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Research Feature
Peter Libby, M.D., never imagined nearly 40 years ago that his research would contribute to the current understanding of how the novel coronavirus targets and ravages the blood vessels in people with COVID-19. In the 1980s, Libby, then an assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, was the first to discover that arterial...
Close-up of doctor measuring patients blood pressure with stethoscope
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News Release
The trend could threaten decades of public health work against heart disease After nearly 15 years on an upward trend, awareness among Americans about high blood pressure and how to control and treat it is now on the decline, according to a new study. Even with the help of blood pressure medications, some groups, including older adults, are less...
Mature woman at the doctor, controlling blood pressure
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Research Features
Pipeline of smart technologies could expand detection of hypertension, save lives It’s the drill at the start of virtually every doctor or hospital visit: having your blood pressure measured. A technician straps a cuff to your upper arm and tightly inflates it. The beeps begin as a machine generates numbers. The cuff slowly deflates. The tech...
Group of African American Women.
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Research Feature
When doctors diagnosed Mary Douglas-Brown, 69, with breast cancer in 2004, she turned to her congregation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Washington D.C. for support, only to learn that it did not have a ministry to provide health and lifestyle resources that might help her through her ordeal. So she did what any determined churchgoer would do:...
Marilyn Gaston and Gayle Porter embracing.
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Research Feature
Two doctors point the way to better heart health for midlife black women Spend a little time with Marilyn Gaston, M.D., and Gayle Porter, Psy.D., and it’s not hard to guess they’ve been pals for a long time—42 years to be exact. They finish each other’s sentences, can tell you everything about the other’s family and friends. They even live together...
Plate with heart healthy food: red snapper with zesty tomato sauce and yogurt with fruit on the side
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Media Availability
Studies show heart-healthy eating plan works for prevention, treatment This photo of baked red snapper with zesty tomato sauce represents one of the many delicious and heart-healthy recipes that are part of the DASH eating plan. WHAT: May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and a nutrition researcher with the National Institutes of...