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September 11, 1998

NHLBI Announces New Cholesterol Web Site for Heart Disease Patients

"Live Healthier, Live Longer," a new interactive web site that takes the guess-work out of lowering cholesterol for people with heart disease, was launched September 1, 1998 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as a part of National Cholesterol Education Month. The purpose of the web site is to provide accurate, personally relevant information to help people with coronary heart disease (CHD) lower their LDL ("bad") cholesterol to the goal level of 100 mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter).

August 17, 1998

Statement on Sodium Intake and High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, affects about 50 million Americans--one in four adults. It is the leading cause of stroke and contributes to heart attack, heart failure, and kidney failure. Some Americans, such as older Americans and African Americans, are at a particularly high risk from high blood pressure.

June 17, 1998

First Federal Obesity Clinical Guidelines Released

The first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults were released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

June 3, 1998

Statement on First Federal Obesity Clinical Guidelines

The first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults are scheduled to be released on June 17 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

November 6, 1997

New High Blood Pressure Guidelines Released by the NHLBI

New physician guidelines for the prevention and treatment of high blood pressure were released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The guidelines, approved by the Coordinating Committee of the NHLBI's National High Blood Pressure Education Program, contain updated treatment strategies, including a system of stratifying patients into risk groups and the idea of compelling indications for certain antihypertensive medications.

September 18, 1997

Clinical Alert From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announced today a treatment that reduces the rate of stroke (cerebral infarction) in children with sickle cell anemia. Strokes occur in approximately 10% of children with sickle cell anemia.

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