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A new study provides evidence to support a simple measurement for diagnosing clinically significant airflow obstruction, the key characteristic of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. The study found that a 70% ratio of two indicators of lung function proved as or more accurate than...
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Illustration of the BASILICA procedure. (A) a catheter directs an electrified guidewire through the base of the left aortic cusp into a snare in the left ventricular outflow tract; (B) after snare retrieval, the mid-shaft of the guidewire is electrified to lacerate the leaflet (C); (D) the leaflet splays after TAVR permitting coronary flow. CREDIT:...
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Obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol more prevalent among irregular sleepers A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wakeup schedule—and getting different amounts of sleep each night—can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol , hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. In fact, for...
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Study focuses on impact of chronic conditions affecting people living with HIV WHAT: June 5 is HIV Long-Term Survivors Day , which recognizes the more than one million people in the United States living with HIV, while raising awareness about their health needs. To mark the day, a researcher with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI...
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Novel evidence-based approach led to short- and long-term fitness benefits Activity trackers and mobile phone apps are all the rage, but do they really help users increase and maintain physical activity? A new study has found that one mobile phone app designed for inactive women did help when combined with an activity tracker and personal...
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The LAMPOON procedure. CREDIT: Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman The transcatheter approach increases treatment options for high-risk patients Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, have developed a novel...
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“Low eosinophil” biomarkers found in nearly three-quarters of people with mild persistent asthma A study of nearly 300 patients with mild persistent asthma found that inhaled steroids— long considered the gold standard for asthma treatment —were no more effective than placebo in nearly three-fourths of the study patients, all over age 12. Inhaled...
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On World Asthma Day 2019, the National Institutes of Health stands with patients, families, advocates, researchers and health care professionals around the globe to raise awareness about this common chronic respiratory disease. In 2016, asthma affected 26 million Americans and nearly 340 million people worldwide, according to the Global Burden of...
Plate with heart healthy food: red snapper with zesty tomato sauce and yogurt with fruit on the side
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Studies show heart-healthy eating plan works for prevention, treatment This photo of baked red snapper with zesty tomato sauce represents one of the many delicious and heart-healthy recipes that are part of the DASH eating plan. WHAT: May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month and a nutrition researcher with the National Institutes of...