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Women smile and talk while walking in a neighborhood
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NIH-supported study shows certain perks can spur long-term behavior change in adults with cardiovascular disease risks Adults with heart disease risks who received daily reminders or incentives to become more active increased their daily steps by more than 1,500 after a year, and many were still sticking with their new habit six months later...
Computed tomography (CT) angiography scan of a person with ACDC disease showing abnormal calcification of the blood vessels in the legs and feet. Three different views are shown: anterior, lateral, and posterior.  Image credit: Marcus Chen, M.D., National Institutes of Health
Credit: Marcus Chen, M.D., National Institutes of Health
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NIH-supported clinical trial could lead to first effective treatment for ACDC disease What: A drug used to treat certain bone diseases shows promise for slowing the progression of a rare, painful genetic condition that causes excessive calcium buildup in the arteries, known as arterial calcification due to deficiency of CD73 (ACDC). These results...
Vector illustration of a heart and coronavirus
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NIH supported study shows that the virus that causes COVID-19 can damage the heart without directly infecting heart tissue SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can damage the heart even without directly infecting the heart tissue, a National Institutes of Health-supported study has found. The research, published in the journal Circulation...
Plaque narrows blood flow in an artery.
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NIH-funded study highlights importance of cholesterol screenings and education More than 70% of American Indian young adults aged 20-39 and 50% of American Indian teens have cholesterol levels or elevated fat in the blood that put them at risk for cardiovascular disease, suggests a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. In some cases...
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NIH-funded observational study shows risk grows sharply with more frequent use Frequent cannabis smoking may significantly increase a person’s risk for heart attack and stroke, according to an observational study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association , uses data from...
Rear Admiral Richard Childs, M.D.
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Statement from Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., Director of NHLBI: I take great pleasure in announcing that Rear Admiral Richard Childs, M.D. , has accepted the position of Scientific Director (SD) of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), effective February 7, 2024. Childs has served as NHLBI Clinical Director since 2013 and Acting Scientific Director...
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NIH-funded tool can accurately identify the potentially life-threatening inflammatory disease A research project supported by the National Institutes of Health has developed a tool to rapidly and inexpensively diagnose sarcoidosis, a chronic inflammatory disease marked by the growth of tiny lumps called granulomas in the lungs and other organs in...
Two women laugh and talk while power walking.
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An NIH-supported observational study finds that even when women and men get the same amount of physical activity, the risk of premature death is lower for women Women who exercise regularly have a significantly lower risk of an early death or fatal cardiovascular event than men who exercise regularly, even when women put in less effort, according...
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Reductions correlated with long-term cardiovascular health improvements Researchers have linked a decade-long decline in the blood lead levels of American Indian adults to long-term cardiovascular health benefits, including reduced blood pressure levels and a reduction in a marker associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure. The...