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January 6, 1999

Ultrasonography Predicts Heart Attack/Stroke Risk

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-supported scientists report that ultrasonography, a non-invasive test, predicts the risk of heart attack and stroke in older persons with no cardiovascular disease symptoms.

December 11, 1998

Global Plan Launched To Cut Childhood Asthma Deaths by 50%

In Barcelona, Spain today at the World Asthma Meeting, international experts in asthma management called for global action to reduce childhood asthma deaths by 50%. The five-year effort, announced on the eve of the first ever World Asthma Day (December 11), aims to significantly reduce the mortality and morbidity associated with this disease.

December 11, 1998

Asthma Management Website Announced by NHLBI

Physicians who want to provide the most up-to-date diagnostic and treatment methods for their asthma patients can now find, on one online site, virtually all the scientific literature on chronic asthma that has ever been published.

December 8, 1998

Bartenders' Health Improves After Smoking Banned in Bars

The respiratory health and lung function of bartenders improved after a California law prohibited smoking in bars, according to a study published in the December 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

December 7, 1998

Cholesterol Levels Decline Among U.S. Adolescents

Total cholesterol levels among U.S. adolescents declined 7 mg/dL between the late 1960s and the early 1990s, according to a new analysis of cholesterol trends and levels published in the November/December issue of Preventive Medicine.

October 19, 1998

Women's Health Study Reaches Recruitment Goal

Do hormones prevent heart disease? Will a low-fat diet protect you from cancers of the breast and colon? Can vitamin D prevent the bone fractures of osteoporosis? These questions face 37.5 million women in the country. Now, more than 160,000 of them have decided to be part of the answer.

October 13, 1998

Stop Heart Disease Before It Stops You

More American women die from heart disease than anything else. This year it will kill 370,000 women. Another 93,000 will die from stroke. But it doesn't have to happen to you. According to an updated handbook from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), women can take steps to prevent heart disease.

September 28, 1998

Bypass Surgery and Angioplasty Equally Safe for Women and Men, Finds New Study

In surprising contrast to previous research, new findings from a major clinical trial supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) reveal that women undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) or balloon angioplasty procedures to improve blood flow to the heart survive just as well as men.

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