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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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High Blood Pressure NHLBI, NIH
(9 days ago) 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.
Low Blood Pressure
(8 days ago) 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
High Blood Triglycerides
(4 days ago) High blood triglycerides are a type of lipid disorder, or dyslipidemia. This condition may occur on its own, with other lipid disorders such as high blood cholesterol or low HDL cholesterol, or as part of metabolic syndrome.. Certain medical conditions, genetics, lifestyle habits, and some medicines are all risk factors for high blood triglycerides.. Medical conditions that may increase blood
Blood Cholesterol NHLBI, NIH
(7 days ago) Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs for good health, but in the right amounts. Unhealthy levels of cholesterol can lead to a condition called high blood cholesterol. Cholesterol in your blood is carried on lipoproteins: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), sometimes called “bad” cholesterol.
Bronchiectasis NHLBI, NIH
(4 days ago) Bronchiectasis is a condition in which damage to the airways widens and scars them. Damage can be from infection or conditions that injure your airways. Learn more about causes, risk factors, prevention, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatments for bronchiectasis, and …
Venous Thromboembolism NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) The Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) is one of the largest women’s health projects ever launched in the United States, having enrolled more than 161,000 women at 40 clinical centers. The WHI found that the use of estrogen plus progestin hormone therapy after menopause increased the risk for blood clots.
Published ahead of Print Physiology of Sedentary Behavior
(1 days ago) health outcomes. The group discussed the current state of scientific knowledge regarding the relations between sedentary behavior, physiology, and health outcomes culminating in a list of recommendations for future sedentary physiology research. A large body of scientific evidence indicates that higher levels of physical activity and/or
PRISM Readability toolkit
(6 days ago) health care contexts, including health care research. To this end, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), JCAHO, and the IOM have all recommended that health information be written in plain language. For a comprehensive summary of why …
My Blood Pressure Wallet Card
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Sleep Health NHLBI, NIH
(6 days ago) Located within the Division of Lung Diseases of the NHLBI, the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research was established in 1993 to foster the coordination of sleep and circadian research within NIH and other Federal agencies. Insufficient sleep and under-treatment of sleep disorders is a national health concern that causes a substantial
How Sleep Works NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) 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 discoveries to improve health and save lives. We are committed to advancing science and translating discoveries into clinical practice to promote the prevention
Take Action Toward Better Heart Health: NHLBI, NIH
(Just Now) The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan is a science-based way of eating that can help you reduce high blood pressure and has other heart health benefits. Find healthy recipes, calorie trackers, tips for following the eating plan, and more.
Food Insecurity, Neighborhood Food Environment, and
(6 days ago) Participants also will explore innovative research strategies that could inform policies and practices that help prevent diet-related health disparities, as well as promote health equity. This event, which is free and open to the public, features panel discussions, networking …
Your Guide to Lowering Your Blood Pressure with DASH
(1 days ago) center at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, OR. The four medical centers were: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; Duke Hypertension Center and the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Durham, NC; Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD; and Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA.
How the Heart Works NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) This study aims to understand the health and health needs of people in predominately black churches in Washington, D.C. This information will help researchers design programs to improve heart health in these communities. To participate in this study, you must be between 19 and 85 years old and attend one of the churches in the study.
Take Action Toward Better Heart Health: NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) A healthy diet that is low in sodium and saturated fat is key to heart disease prevention. Try the highly rated Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan. It recommends: Eating vegetables, fruits, and whole grains Eating fish, poultry, beans, nuts, vegetable oils, and fat-free or
Public Health in Public Housing: Improving Health
(5 days ago) National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD. The purpose of the Workshop was to hear from both public health and public housing professionals regarding public health strategies they have found to be effective in public housing communities. The Workshop focused on the (1) health conditions: asthma and cardiovascular disease (CVD) and (2)
Asthma Resources for Health Professionals NHLBI, NIH
(6 days ago) 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
Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome NHLBI, NIH
(4 days ago) Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system makes antibodies that attack phospholipids, causing cell damage and blood clots. Learn more about causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, complications, …
Pneumonia NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) Pneumonia is a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection of the lungs that causes the air sacs, or alveoli, of the lungs to fill up with fluid or pus. Learn about causes, risk factors, prevention, signs and symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatments for pneumonia, and how to participate in clinical trials.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis NHLBI, NIH
(9 days ago) Explore this Health Topic to learn more about IPF, our role in research and clinical trials to improve health, and where to find more information. Causes - Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. IPF is a type of interstitial lung disease. It is caused by lung tissue becoming thick and stiff and eventually forming scar tissue within the lungs.
Coronary Heart Disease NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) is the most comprehensive study of Hispanic/Latino health and disease in the United States. Researchers are learning about how widespread coronary heart disease is in various groups, protective or harmful factors, and changes in participants’ health over time.
Health Disparities and Inequities NHLBI, NIH
(7 days ago) The research we fund today will help reduce the Nation’s health disparities and inequities. The NHLBI’s Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science (CTRIS) plans, fosters, and supports research to identify the best strategies to implement evidence-based interventions in the United States and abroad. CTRIS’s Health Inequities and Global Health Branch is the NHLBI’s main
Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia NHLBI, NIH
(6 days ago) Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an inherited disease that affects hair-like structures called cilia that line the airways. This leads to infections in the sinuses, ears, and lungs. Learn about causes, risk factors, symptoms, complications, diagnosis, and treatments for PCD, and how to participate in clinical trials.
Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Diseases and Disorders in the
(3 days ago) Source: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2015-2018. Hypertension is defined as systolic blood pressure ≥ 130 mm Hg or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 80 mm Hg or said “yes” to taking hypertension or was told on two occasions of having hypertension. Related Content: Health Disparities and Inequities Prevalence of Asthma in the U.S. by Age and Ethnicity/Race
Community Health Workers: Role NHLBI, NIH
(6 days ago) Community Health Workers (CHWs) are lay members of the community who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments. CHWs usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members they serve. They have been identified by many titles, such as community health …
Start a Program, NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) The Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative provides a culturally relevant community health worker (CHW) program and materials to help you start or expand a program to reduce heart disease health disparities in your community.. Start to Finish: Your Toolkit to Plan and Run a Heart Health Program This online, hands-on, information-packed toolkit was developed for organizations
What's on Your Plate
(9 days ago) The DASH eating plan includes daily servings from different food groups. The number of servings you should have depends on your daily calorie needs. Learn more about the recommended nutritional goals and what following the DASH eating plan looks like for 1,400-1,600 calories per day. You can also
Listen to Your Heart: Women and Heart Disease NHLBI, NIH
(6 days ago) Listen to Your Heart: Women and Heart Disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women of all ages, races, and shapes and sizes in the United States. But women sometimes experience heart disease differently than men. Healthy eating and physical activity go a long way to preventing heart disease, and keeping it from getting worse if
Systemic racism, a key risk factor for maternal death and
(4 days ago) 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
Full-dose blood thinners reduce the need for organ support
(5 days ago) 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
Cardiovascular disease deaths and disparities increased in
(6 days ago) 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.
Sleep 101 Symposium: Sleep Health in the Pandemic and
(Just Now) 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: Sleep Health …
Defining and Promoting Pediatric Pulmonary Health (DAP3H
(3 days ago) 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
Education and Awareness NHLBI, NIH
(3 days ago) Lung. Learn More Breathe Better ®. Learn More Breathe Better ® is a national health education program that raises awareness about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung health.. Asthma Education Resources Asthm a i s a l ong-ter m lun g d i sease tha t causes pe r i od s o f wheezing, chest tightness, shortness o f breath, an d coughin g. Whe n peo p l e contro l their
Heart Inflammation NHLBI, NIH
(8 days ago) Inflammation is your body’s response to infection or injury. It can affect many areas of the body and is a cause of many major diseases, including cancer, ischemic heart disease, and autoimmune diseases. Inflammation in the heart causes damage and can lead to serious health problems.
Sleep Deprivation and Deficiency NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) Sleeping is a basic human need, like eating, drinking, and breathing. Like these other needs, sleeping is a vital part of the foundation for good health and well-being throughout your lifetime. Sleep deficiency can lead to physical and mental health problems, injuries, loss of productivity, and even a greater risk of death. Overview
Healthy Eating Events
(Just Now) October 23, 2010, Unity Healthcare Family Day, Washington, D.C. Unity Healthcare, a NHLBI We Can! site, held a Family Day event at the Upper Cardozo Clinic together with the NHLBI. Parents and children learned how to make a new Keep the Beat™ Recipe, Wiki (Fast) Rice, and Quinoa and Black Bean Salad from the Platillos Latinos ¡Sabrosos y
Role of Community Health Workers, NHLBI, NIH
(8 days ago) Role of Community Health Workers. Community health workers (CHWs) are lay members of the community who work either for pay or as volunteers in association with the local health care system in both urban and rural environments. CHWs usually share ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and life experiences with the community members they serve.
NHLBI announces new director of the Jackson Heart Study
(4 days ago) 7 hours ago · The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has announced April P. Carson, Ph.D., as the new director of the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). The JHS is the nation’s largest and longest-running longitudinal study of cardiovascular health in African Americans, involving more than 5,300 participants in Jackson, Mississippi since it began in 1998.
Cardiovascular Risk in the Filipino Community
(5 days ago) cardiovascular health needs assessments in specific ethnic communities. In August 2000, NHLBI funded the Asian & Pacific Islander Health Forum (Health Forum) to conceptualize and implement a formative research project to gain a greater understanding of the attitudes toward and knowledge of health practices related to cardiovascular disease (CVD)
Minority Health and Health Disparities Population NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) The Minority Health and Health Disparities Population Laboratory, led Dr. Eliseo Pérez-Stable, who is also the director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities focuses on health and health care disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations. The three main areas of lab research are: (1) Tobacco use
Trademark, Branding, and Logo NHLBI, NIH
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