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Image of human lungs with bacteria
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Research Feature
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 woman who is pregnant stretches outside.
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Research Features
When Noelia M. Zork, M.D., was pregnant, she wanted to do everything she could to avoid having gestational diabetes — high blood sugar that typically develops between the second and third trimester. Diabetes runs in her family, and because her blood sugar levels were borderline high during her pregnancy, Zork, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist...
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Data from influential study underscore the importance of personalized and shared decision-making to support the health of postmenopausal women WHAT: A new review in JAMA highlights key findings and clinical messages from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), the largest women’s health study in the United States. The WHI is supported by the National...
Fist of angry man wearing a gray shirt and black pants who is experiencing blood vessel strain.
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News Release
Findings demonstrate impairment of blood vessel function; may lead to heart attack, stroke. Recurring feelings of anger may increase a person’s risk of developing heart disease by limiting the blood vessels’ ability to open, according to a new study supported by the National Institutes of Health. The study, published in the Journal of the American...
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Deidentified data from thousands of adults with long COVID are now available to researchers WHAT: Secure data from more than 14,000 adults who participate in National Institutes of Health observational research on long COVID are now available to authorized researchers through BioData Catalyst (BDC). BDC is a cloud-based ecosystem developed by the...
A young Navajo girl holding plastic medical equipment
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Research Feature
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,”...