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A medical image of a heart is shown with DNA.
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Research Feature
The human genome was fully sequenced more than 20 years ago and is powering ways to predict, treat, and prevent cardiovascular disease As researchers study the genetic underpinnings of heart and vascular disease, they are creating new ways to screen, diagnose, and treat patients for a variety of heart conditions. Some are exploring how to better...
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News Release
North Bethesda, MD – The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are launching a new partnership to investigate the syndrome of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Developing precision treatment strategies for...
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Research Feature
High-dose supplements don’t help the hearts of most adults any more than modest doses do, but researchers say there’s still more to learn about the value of this essential vitamin It’s a workhorse nutrient that strengthens bones, supports immune function, helps the heart, and powers the body in many other ways. But recent findings about vitamin D...
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News Release
Adults who cut back on sleep for six weeks had increased markers of inflammation Getting a consistent good night’s sleep supports normal production and programming of hematopoietic stem cells, a building block of the body’s innate immune system, according to a small National Institutes of Health-supported study in humans and mice. Sleep has long...
An older woman holds an inhaler
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News Release
About 20–40% of adults with COPD symptoms but who aren’t diagnosed with COPD use these types of long-lasting inhalers Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have found that dual bronchodilators – long-lasting inhalers that relax the airways and make it easier to breathe – do little to help people who do not have chronic...
A man uses a pulse oximeter device
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NHLBI in the Press
Researchers found pulse oximeters overestimated oxygen levels for adults who identify as Asian, Black, or Hispanic – which can lead to missed or delayed opportunities for COVID-19-related treatment and care.
Young woman lies in bed at night while looking at a cell phone.
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Research Feature
You’re ready for bed, so you turn off the lights and pull down the shades. Sure, a little light may stream from the sides of the window, or beam from your alarm clock, or TV modem, or cell phone. No big deal, you say? Think again. It turns out that even tiny amounts of nighttime light—from any source—may be harmful to your heart. One recent study...
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NHLBI in the Press
After assessing data from thousands of adults hospitalized for COVID-19, researchers found those who smoked or vaped were more likely than non-smokers to experience severe outcomes, including needing advanced respiratory support.