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Elderly man seated on sofa making a video call to his doctor.
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Research Feature
When you think of the San Francisco Bay Area, those young, tech-savvy college graduates who work for some of the world’s largest software companies there may first come to mind. But this bustling metropolitan area is also home to nearly 1.5 million people age 65 and older . So when the city went into its first lockdown in March to try to halt the...
Health care provider prepares to inject patient with influenza vaccine. Image credit: Shutterstock.
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News Release
NIH-funded study finds higher dose is not more effective at reducing serious flu complications in this high-risk group High-dose influenza (commonly known as flu) vaccines are no better than regular-dose influenza vaccines in reducing deaths and hospitalizations among patients with underlying heart disease, according to a large study publishing in...
Console for control extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine that replicates the functions of the heart and lungs includes knob, buttons and displays
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News Release
Using a life support machine to replicate the functions of the heart and lungs significantly improved the survival of people who suffered from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a new study published today in The Lancet . The treatment program involving the life support machine called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) proved so...
This 3D illustration depicts a DNA molecule containing a gene mutation (highlighted)
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News Release
Researchers say they have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death. The researchers say their finding could provide the basis for drug...
patient sleeping
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Research Feature
This article is the third in a three-part series about the NHLBI CADET II program. Although a variety of treatment options are available for patients with lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), some patients do not respond to existing medications or experience side effects that limit the patients’ ability to...
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News Release
A drug that blocks the action of a key hormone did not significantly improve a set of cardiovascular outcomes for patients with diastolic heart failure, a condition in which the heart is stiffer than normal and has problems filling with blood, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. In terms of the study’s primary aim,...