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A stethoscope and red heart lie upon a rainbow striped background
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Findings could help prevent disease and improve outcomes in this diverse group Billy A. Caceres, Ph.D., R.N., an NHLBI-funded scientist, is one of just a handful of researchers in the world focused on understanding and reducing cardiovascular health disparities among sexual and gender minority (SGM) adults. About 20 million people – or 7.1% of the...
Researchers with the Haiti CVD Cohort are shown, from left to right: Margaret McNairy, M.D.,  Jean Pierre Lookens, M.D., Jean Pape, M.D., and Vanessa Rouzier, M.D.
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People living in Haiti have long been known for their resilience – through political turmoil, natural disasters, and harrowing poverty. Looming health problems also affect many of the 11 million residents who call this Latin American country home. Almost 1 in 3 adults, including many under 30, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, have high blood...
Doctor measures blood pressure in pregnant woman.
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Sleep apnea, decongestants, and lack of exercise are among the hidden culprits High blood pressure, also called hypertension, has become a public health threat – an alarming 122.4 million American adults have it, according to the American Heart Association, and only 1 in 4 have it under control. The consequences can be serious: Hypertension has...
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ACTIV-4 research has provided clinicians with guidance for treating and reducing risks for severe COVID outcomes related to inflammation and blood clotting When SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 , first emerged in late 2019, researchers quickly assembled to understand its effects and figure out how to stop its spread. Soon, late-night...
Spilled salt forms the shape of a heart while shown next to a blood pressure monitor.
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It’s a fact: Americans love salty foods – from hot dogs and pizza to popcorn and chips. Studies show people in the U.S. are among the world’s largest consumers of salt: About 90% of children and adults eat too much of it, and their appetite for it is only growing. Salt is a rich source of sodium , which the body needs to function normally. The...
Diverse group of people learn how to perform CPR by practicing on a resuscitation manikin.
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Recovery of NFL football player highlights importance of resuscitation research and CPR The sudden cardiac arrest of NFL football player Damar Hamlin during a televised game in early January shocked the nation, but his recovery following emergency resuscitation efforts administered on the field did something more: it showed how critical – and...
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Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide. This is why Nicole Redmond, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H. , chief of the Clinical Applications and Prevention branch in NHLBI’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, is bringing attention to silent pieces of information, like elevated blood pressure or cholesterol. When they go unchecked...
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An NIH-supported research partnership aims to transform heart failure research to bring personalized therapies to patients Every minute of every day the heart pumps about five quarts of blood – nearly 20 glassfuls – throughout the body. But when changes occur, such as the heart becoming weak or not filling adequately with blood, it loses its...
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Two years after identifying VEXAS syndrome, a rare inflammatory condition due to a mutation in blood cells, researchers are studying a potential cure In 2014, Randy Pherson, an intelligence and homeland security expert from Great Falls, Virginia, began a grueling mission: to get to the bottom of the slew of seemingly random symptoms that, for the...
Illustration of lungs filled with silhouettes of people in shades of blue.
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It’s a fact: More than 16 million Americans are living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD , a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and worsens over time. An umbrella term for emphysema and chronic bronchitis, COPD is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, but it affects some groups particularly...