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Illustration of COVID Virus
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Media Advisory
What Leaders from the National Institutes of Health and partner organizations outline NIH’s COVID-19 research response in a policy forum in the journal Science. The authors also reflect on crucial lessons learned that will inform the public health research response to future pandemics. The authors emphasize that by building on decades of basic and...
Senior Black man with heart problem sits in chair while undergoing blood pressure measurement from healthcare worker
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News Release
Large NIH-supported study showed that rural-dwelling Black men are at greatest risk Adults living in rural areas of the United States have a 19% higher risk of developing heart failure compared to their urban counterparts, and Black men living in rural areas have an especially higher risk – 34%, according to a large observational study supported by...
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News Release
NIH-funded clinical trial underscores need for better treatments for deadly condition Two drugs widely used to treat adults with heart failure – furosemide and torsemide – showed no difference in their ability to improve patient survival when compared, according to findings from a clinical trial supported by the National Institutes of Health. The...
Dr. Julie Panepinto
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Media Advisory
WHAT: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) announces new director of its Division of Blood Diseases and Resources WHO: Julie Panepinto, M.D., MSPH WHEN: Dr. Panepinto will start her new NHLBI position on January 15, 2023. WHERE: NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Julie Panepinto, a pediatric...
This image shows a close-up of the upper arm of a young Black girl as she receives a COVID-19 vaccine from the gloved hands of a healthcare worker.
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News Release
NIH-supported study finds no serious complications following rare immune condition A study of children and adolescents who received a COVID-19 vaccination following multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) found that there were no reports of serious complications including myocarditis or MIS-C reoccurrence. About half of participants experienced...
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WHAT: Two National Institute of Health-supported diets, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) and Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), together earned five No. 1 spots in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 “Best Diets” rankings. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of NIH, researched, developed and tested both diets. Of...
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News Release
NIH findings may provide early clues about increased risks for advanced biological aging and premature death Adults who stay well-hydrated appear to be healthier, develop fewer chronic conditions, such as heart and lung disease, and live longer than those who may not get sufficient fluids, according to a National Institutes of Health study...
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News Release
Lower levels of HDL cholesterol were associated with increased risks for heart attacks in white but not Black adults, and higher levels were not protective for either group A National Institutes of Health-supported study found that high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, often called the “good cholesterol,” may not be as effective as scientists...
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News Release
Certain adults with this artery-blocking condition may see more benefits with an open bypass compared to less-invasive procedures to improve circulation Performing open bypass surgery to restore circulation for people with a severe form of peripheral artery disease (PAD) – a condition that limits blood flow to the legs and feet – resulted in better...