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WHAT: June 12-18 is National Men’s Health Week and experts from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) are available to discuss research findings related to some of the more serious medical challenges that disproportionately affect men—sleep apnea, excess

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Health Disparities, NHLBI, NIH

Health Education Materials. The Institute’s ethnic/racial-specific training and education tools and materials, while uniquely addressing the culture of each group, promote heart healthy behaviors and lifestyles, such as healthy eating and engaging in physical …

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Epidemiology and Community Health Branch NHLBI, NIH

The mission of the Epidemiology and Community Health Branch (ECHB) is to deploy innovative multimodality ascertainment and analytical approaches with a unifying focus on the phenotypic expressions of heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) diseases, their occurrence and outcomes in populations. The ECHB will leverage interdisciplinary

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The Blood Health Network NHLBI, NIH

The Blood Diseases and Disorders Education Program coordinates the Blood Health Network—a network of public and private organizations.These organizations represent federal, national, and local organizations with a demonstrated interest in blood diseases and disorders and blood safety.

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Stents NHLBI, NIH

Explore this Health Topic to learn more about stents, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information. Types - Stents There are different types of stents, such as bare metal stents, drug-eluting stents, or stent grafts, that may be used for different purposes.

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Cardiovascular disease deaths and disparities increased in

Delayed or missed medical appointments for conditions that affect heart and vascular health, like obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure, could account for increased cardiovascular disease risks. Therefore, the authors note sharing the message that hospitals are safe places to receive care is important.

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Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, …

CVD Burden: Data from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Children’s Health Insurance Program indicated striking disparities in mortality and hospitalization related to cardiovascular disease (CVD), heart attack, and stroke among certain residents of the state, particularly those in western Massachusetts.

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Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Research Interests

Mona Motwani , Scott Pesiridis , Katherine A Fitzgerald. DNA sensing by the cGAS-STING pathway in health and disease. Nat Rev Genet 2019 Nov;20(11):657-674 doi: 10.1038/s41576-019-0151-1. Hannah Yang , Won Suk Lee , So Jung Kong , Chang Gon Kim , Joo Hoon Kim , Sei Kyung Chang , Sewha Kim, Gwangil Kim, Hong Jae Chon , Chan Kim.

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Publications by Joel Moss, MD

2001. Meningiomas in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). J Moss, R DeCastro, NJ Patronas, A Taveira-DaSilva.Journal of the American Medical Association 286:1879-81(2001).

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National Institutes of Health

Strategy Development Workshop for Public Education on Weight and Obesity September 24-25, 1992 Summary Report Office of Prevention, Education, and Control National Heart, Lung, an

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Anemia NHLBI, NIH

Anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower-than-normal amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. If you have anemia, your body does not get enough oxygen-rich blood. This can cause you to feel tired or weak.

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Asthma Management Guidelines and Your Care NHLBI, NIH

To request quantities of publications greater than the copy limit, please contact the NHLBI Center for Health Information between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, by telephone at 1-877-NHLBI4U (1-877-645-2448) or email at [email protected]nhlbi.nih.gov

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Decoding the Mysteries of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia

Decoding the Mysteries of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. April 29, 2021. When Katie Goff was a freshman in college, she began to suffer a myriad of seemingly unrelated symptoms – respiratory infections, heartburn, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, and relentless nausea. Visits to the doctor didn’t seem to help.

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COVID-19 and the Heart NHLBI, NIH

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, most commonly affects the lungs but It can also lead to serious heart problems. Lung damage caused by the virus prevents oxygen from reaching the heart muscle, which in turn damages the heart tissue and prevents it from getting oxygen to other tissues. If playback doesn't begin shortly, try restarting

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Sleep 101 Symposium: Sleep Health in the Pandemic and

This year’s symposium is titled “Sleep Health in the Pandemic and Beyond” and will take place from 10:00 AM to noon ET on September 10, 2021. Session 1: Impact of the Pandemic on Sleep and Circadian Health. Charles Morin, Ph.D. Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. Session 2: …

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Defining and Promoting Pediatric Pulmonary Health (DAP3H

The current workshop, Defining and Promoting Pediatric Pulmonary Health (DAP3H) was organized on March 29 and 30, 2021 to address the following perceived needs. At each stage of life, definitions of ‘ranges of normal lung and sleep health’ are unknown and unexplored. There is a need to test and validate newer metrics of respiratory

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Systemic racism, a key risk factor for maternal death and

Researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and many others, have recently highlighted the current understanding of a national problem: Maternal illness and death. A recent special issue of the Journal of Women’s Health offers some of the more promising clinical and public health practices being used to tackle the issue and recommendations that might help keep minority

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Daylight saving time changes impact people differently

Daylight saving time impacts people differently – based on their tendency to be an early riser or to go to bed later -- according to a new study in Scientific Reports. As part of the Intern Health Study, 831 medical residents shared their genetic information and wore a Fitbit Charge 2 to track their sleep patterns. Researchers assessed changes in their sleep schedules the week before, during

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Lung Health on the Job: Know the Risks of Work-Related

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a serious lung disease that makes it hard to breathe and gets worse as time goes on. The work you do can affect the health of your lungs. This infographic explains that certain jobs and pollutants can increase your risk of work-related COPD

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What is Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO) Testing

A FeNO test measures the amount of nitric oxide, a byproduct of inflammation, in the air you breathe out. Your health care provider might use a FeNO test to help confirm an asthma diagnosis or approach to treatment. This 2-page fact sheet describes how the test works and when your health care

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Questions to Ask About Your Blood Pressure NHLBI, NIH

To request quantities of publications greater than the copy limit, please contact the NHLBI Center for Health Information between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, by telephone at 1-877-NHLBI4U (1-877-645-2448) or email at [email protected]nhlbi.nih.gov mailto: . Got it. This fact sheet provides questions women may want to ask

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With Every Heartbeat Is Life: Community Health Worker

With Every Heartbeat Is Life is a resource for community health workers in African American communities that provides culturally-tailored information and materials on heart disease prevention. Last updated December 01, 2020. This online toolkit provides everything needed to conduct training for Community Health Workers, implement With Every

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Identifying Research Opportunities for Asian American

The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in partnership with eight other NIH institutes, convened a workshop on Identifying Research Opportunities for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AsA and NHPI) Health.

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NIH study shows no significant benefit of convalescent

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes

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Asthma Resources for Health Professionals NHLBI, NIH

Health care providers play an important role in the diagnosis and management of asthma. The resources on this page are designed to help you integrate updated treatment guidelines into patient care. 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines: A Report from the National Asthma

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Pulmonary Hypertension NHLBI, NIH

Explore this Health Topic to learn more about pulmonary hypertension, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information. Causes - Pulmonary Hypertension. Your genes or other medical conditions can cause Pulmonary hypertension. Certain medical conditions can damage, change, or block the blood vessels

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Do wearable sensors improve health outcomes for patients

Researchers found patients wearing sensors that tracked their heart rate or pulse and had atrial fibrillation were more likely to use health care services, including surgery to correct for an irregular heart rhythm. However, patients wearing these sensors had the same pulse as similarly-matched patients who didn’t use a wearable health-tracking device.

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NHLBI’s Strong Heart Study and American Indian communities

It recently partnered with the NHLBI-funded Collaborative Cohort of Cohorts for COVID-19 Research (C4R), an observational study of more than 50,000 individuals nationwide to determine factors that predict disease severity and long-term health impacts of COVID-19. Heart disease, which is prevalent in the Strong Heart population, is a known risk

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Empowering Communities Most At Risk for COPD NHLBI, NIH

People in rural and other underserved communities are more likely to face higher rates of COPD and worse health outcomes from the disease. And for anybody living with COPD, the virus that causes COVID-19—a disease that attacks the respiratory system—has only increased the risk of severe illness and death. Each November, the National Heart

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Angina NHLBI, NIH

The NHLBI is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the Nation’s biomedical research agency that makes important scientific discovery to improve health and save lives. We are committed to advancing science and translating discoveries into clinical practice to promote the prevention

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Interstitial Lung Diseases NHLBI, NIH

The NHLBI is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the Nation’s biomedical research agency that makes important scientific discovery to improve health and save lives. We are committed to advancing science and translating discoveries into clinical practice to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep

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NIH-supported DASH diet tops rankings for “heart-healthy

About the National Institutes of Health (NIH): NIH, the nation's medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes

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PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE PHQ-9 FOR DEPRESSION

PATIENT HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE PHQ-9 FOR DEPRESSION USING PHQ-9 DIAGNOSIS AND SCORE FOR INITIAL TREATMENT SELECTION A depression diagnosis that warrants treatment or treatment change, needs at least one of the first two questions endorsed as positive (little pleasure, feeling depressed) indicating the

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Take Action Toward Better Heart Health: NHLBI, NIH

Stress can contribute to high blood pressure and other heart risks. Not getting enough sleep or regularly getting poor quality sleep increases the risk of having high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical conditions. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. You don’t have to work

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Take Action Toward Better Heart Health: NHLBI, NIH

Health professionals recommend losing 5% to 10% of your initial weight over the course of about 6 months. But a loss of just 3% to 5% of your current weight can lower triglycerides and glucose levels in your blood, as well as your risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Losing more than 3% to 5% of your weight can improve blood pressure readings

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Moderate, vigorous exercise one of the best exercises for

Although the study focused on the relationship of physical activity and fitness rather than a health-related outcome, the researchers suggest that fitness has a powerful influence on health and is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and premature death.

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2011 We Can! Assistance Program Projects

2 Benton County Health Department Corvallis, OR Program Name: Campeones de Salud Target Audiences: Youth ages 8–13, parents and caregivers, and Hispanic populations Activities: Benton County Health Department will use soccer programming as a framework for engaging youth and parents and caregivers at two Spanish dual-immersion elementary schools serving a high

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High Blood Pressure NHLBI, NIH

Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). The NHLBI supports the HCHS/SOL, which is the most comprehensive long-term study of health and disease in Hispanics and Latinos living in the United States. Study data will pave the way for future research into possible causes of health disparities among Hispanic and Latino communities.

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Low Blood Pressure

The NHLBI is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH)—the Nation’s biomedical research agency that makes important scientific discovery to improve health and save lives. We are committed to advancing science and translating discoveries into clinical practice to promote the prevention and treatment of heart, lung, blood, and sleep

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Take Action Toward Better Heart Health: NHLBI, NIH

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) Strengthening Opportunities for Physical Activity in School and the Community (health.gov) Tips for Increasing Physical Activity (ChooseMyPlate.Gov) Physical Activity Recommendations for Different Age Groups (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

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Circadian Rhythm Disorders NHLBI, NIH

Mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and schizophrenia. This raises the risk of delayed sleep-wake phase disorder. Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease. These conditions are more common in older adults and can increase your

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Marfan Syndrome NHLBI, NIH

Explore this Health Topic to learn more about Marfan syndrome, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information. Causes - Marfan Syndrome Marfan syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a mutations , or change, in one of your genes , …

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