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Group of African American Women.
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Research Feature
When doctors diagnosed Mary Douglas-Brown, 69, with breast cancer in 2004, she turned to her congregation at Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Washington D.C. for support, only to learn that it did not have a ministry to provide health and lifestyle resources that might help her through her ordeal. So she did what any determined churchgoer would do:...
Close-up hand's doctor or nurses are vaccination to patient using the syringe injected upper arm for treated
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Research Feature
Multi-institute NIH study suggests that the HPV vaccine could protect women against new HPV infections after stem cell transplantation The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine provides a safe, robust immune response against HPV in reproductive-aged women who have had a stem cell transplant. The results from the small study published in the Journal of...
Older woman attempting to sleep in her bed.
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News Release
Variability in sleep duration and timing may represent new and independent heart disease risk factor Older adults with irregular sleep patterns—meaning they have no regular bedtime and wakeup schedule, or they get different amounts of sleep each night—are nearly twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease as those with more regular sleep...
Marilyn Gaston and Gayle Porter embracing.
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Research Feature
Two doctors point the way to better heart health for midlife black women Spend a little time with Marilyn Gaston, M.D., and Gayle Porter, Psy.D., and it’s not hard to guess they’ve been pals for a long time—42 years to be exact. They finish each other’s sentences, can tell you everything about the other’s family and friends. They even live together...
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NHLBI in the Press
An imbalance between the heart’s molecular motor units that get switched on and the few that remain off may contribute to excessive contraction of the heart muscle and its failure to relax normally, according to a study published in Circulation.
Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn speaking at NHLBI’s Division of Lung Diseases 50th anniversary symposium
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Research Feature
NIH researchers can maintain image quality from different scanning systems while reducing or avoiding radiation exposure When doctors want detailed images of the lungs, more often than not they turn to chest CT scans . Over the years these scans have been particularly useful in diagnosing lung diseases—so useful, in fact, that in the United States,...