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African american patient with inhaler in hospital room
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Statement
On World Asthma Day 2018, the National Institutes of Health stands with people worldwide to renew our commitment to advance understanding of asthma and develop effective strategies to manage, treat and ultimately prevent the disease. A new three-minute NIH video provides a glimpse into the stories of patients and doctors who are working to advance...
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News Release
NIH-funded findings challenge common practice of increasing doses at early signs of worsening symptoms Researchers have found that temporarily increasing the dosage of inhaled steroids when asthma symptoms begin to worsen does not effectively prevent severe flare-ups, and may be associated with slowing a child’s growth, challenging a common medical...
Cover of Coordinated Federal Action Plan: mosaic with children in classroom, at the doctor, outdoors having fun
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Research Features
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has awarded four grants to improve outcomes for children in communities with especially high rates of childhood asthma. These grants—for Philadelphia, PA; Richmond, VA; the greater Providence, RI area; and in three agencies on the Navajo Nation r...
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Media Availability
WHAT: May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss current asthma research focused on treatment, causes and comorbidities of this condition that affects more than 24 million people in the United States, including more than six million children. NHL...
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News Release
May is Asthma Awareness Month, and the National Institutes of Health is finding solutions to improve the health of the nearly 25 million people in the United States who currently have asthma. In recent decades, the prevalence of asthma has been increasing, resulting in millions of urgent medical visits and missed days of work and school each year....
child being treated for chest infection
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Media Availability
WHAT : Scientists funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have shown a link between persistent childhood asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Persistent asthma is characterized by recurrent breathing difficulties irrespective of medication use. COPD is a debilitating lung disease that typically affects current or...