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Bloomer Tech co-founders Alicia Chong Rodriguez and Aceil Halaby hold up a a Bloomer Tech smart bra and cardiac journal.
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A smart bra aims to better detect and prevent heart problems in women When Alicia Chong Rodriguez was an electrical engineering computer science student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), she became immersed in using large systems and computational datasets for cardiovascular research. She quickly saw how data had the power to...
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Today we know that we co-exist in a world teeming with trillions upon trillions of microbes. They survive on the frozen tundra of the Antarctic, endure the thermal vents in the bottom of the ocean, and thrive in our guts and on our skin. Yet for centuries scientists pushed a theory that at least one part of our body – the lungs – were sterile...
A young Navajo girl holding plastic medical equipment
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Joncita Todechine, a mother of four who lives on the Navajo Nation, knows all too well what can trigger asthma symptoms in her daughter Ashley. But she didn’t always. She recalls a time in 2013, living in Phoenix and attending medical assistant school, when she rushed her then-three-year-old to the Indian Medical Center. “She was really sick,”...
Photo portrait of a multi-generational Asian American family relaxing in park together. Source: Shutterstock
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Aims to understand cardiovascular disease to improve prevention in understudied populations For decades, the NHLBI has studied cardiovascular health and disease in different racial and ethnic populations, and those studies have yielded valuable insights into how to prevent and reduce health disparities among White, Black, Hispanic, and Native...
Night time Asia woman annoying and cover her ears with pillow of boyfriend snoring on bed
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Snoring is often a sign of a very serious condition known as obstructive sleep apnea, a common disorder marked by loud snoring and stops and restarts in breathing. Until now it was thought that the louder the snore, the worse the sleep apnea. But current and ongoing research shows paradigms may be shifting in how we think about snoring. “Snoring is...
3D rending of the human lymphatic system
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Effort could speed diagnostics, treatments for poorly understood conditions Millions of people worldwide are estimated to suffer from lymphatic diseases but diagnosing and treating them is difficult, in part because a full understanding of the lymphatic system is lacking, researchers say. While there’s no cure for lymphatic diseases, the current...
Three diverse female friends smiling during outdoor fitness activity.
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NHLBI effort will reach out to younger women, Black and Latina women to reverse concerning trend Heart disease is the number one cause of death among women and men in the United States. Each year more than 300,000 women, or 1 in every 5, die from it. Yet, studies show that less than half of U.S. women are aware of the toll it can take, and even...
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Heart disease researchers say yes Artificial intelligence, or AI, is all the rage. And it’s not just because of ChatGPT, self-driving cars, or even the smartphone apps that allow doctors to track a patient’s blood pressure. Researchers say AI, which uses computers to perform tasks that would normally require human intelligence, has the...
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What researchers are learning about clonal hematopoiesis As the body ages, it is normal for changes in cells to occur. “Cells divide every day and mutations happen,” said Emma M. Groarke, M.D., an attending hematologist and researcher in NHLBI’s Hematopoiesis and Bone Marrow Failure Laboratory . “Most of the time they don’t have any effect.” Yet...
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If you’ve listened to the radio or opened a webpage in the past year, you may have seen or heard ads promoting lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), testing to help people identify risks for heart disease. But, what is Lp(a)? Most importantly: should you get your levels tested? Lp(a) is a type of lipid, or fat, in the body that contains and is similar in...