Health Topics NHLBI, NIH
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
Actived: 9 days ago
Health Education Materials, Health Disparities, NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) The cornerstone of the Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative is a set of health education tools. These tools — community health worker (CHW) manuals, picture card flip charts, recipe books, risk factor booklets, and more — are tailored for several different ethnic communities:
Communities in Action, NHLBI, NIH
(1 days ago) The Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative uses the value and unique impact of trained community health workers (CHWs) to promote heart health and to connect people to health care in communities nationwide. Knowing what works is essential to …
About Health Disparities, NHLBI, NIH
(4 days ago) A health care workforce that reflects the diversity of patients and provides culturally competent care can contribute to reducing these disparities. 5 Community health workers (CHWs) play a unique role in implementing culturally competent health promotion and disease prevention programs.
High Blood Triglycerides NHLBI, NIH
(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
Healthy Eating Plan
(8 days ago) A healthy eating plan gives your body the nutrients it needs every day while staying within your daily calorie goal for weight loss. A healthy eating plan also will lower your risk for heart disease and other health conditions. A healthy eating plan: Emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat dairy products
Aortic Aneurysm NHLBI, NIH
(8 days ago) This health topic focuses on two types of aneurysms that affect the aorta: abdominal and thoracic aortic aneurysms. The aorta has thick walls that withstand normal blood pressure. However, certain medical problems, genetic conditions, and trauma can damage or weaken these walls.
Interstitial Lung Diseases NHLBI, NIH
(6 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
Raynaud's NHLBI, NIH
(8 days ago) Raynaud's is a rare disorder that affects the arteries. It is marked by brief episodes of narrowing of the blood vessels, reducing blood flow. Learn more about causes, risk factors, screening and prevention, signs and symptoms, diagnoses, and treatments for Raynaud's, and how to participate in clinical trials.
Hispanic/Latino Materials, NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) NHLBI health information materials are available in a variety of formats through our Online Catalog, and answers to frequently-asked questions about the catalog are available.. Manuals. Your Heart, Your Life: A Community Health Worker’s Manual for the Hispanic Community is designed to help promotores teach an 11-lesson course on heart health education.
Education and Awareness NHLBI, NIH
(3 days ago) Learn More Breathe Better SM is a national health education program that raises awareness about asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and lung health. Lung Health. For 50 years, the Division of Lung Diseases has advanced research on lung diseases and sleep disorders.
PAHO Argentina, NHLBI, NIH
(4 days ago) “It’s important for people to find a promotora at the health center. The promotores can refer the patients. Now the road is easier for everyone. It is an easier process for everyone. The doctors went out to do community work and the promotores went into the health center.” —Promotora from Argentina, 2010
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
Materials for Children, Tools & Resources, NHLBI, NIH
(1 days ago) This 14-page coloring book for children ages four to eight is part of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Milk Matters campaign, which is designed to teach parents, children, and health care providers about the importance of calcium for children and teens.
Getting Started on DASH NHLBI, NIH
(1 days ago) Even small lifestyle changes made gradually can lead to significant health benefits. Follow these steps to get started on the DASH eating plan and begin a healthy lifestyle for a lifetime. Receive automatic alerts about NHLBI related news and highlights from across the Institute
Fast Food Could Cost More, News & Events, NHLBI, NIH
(4 days ago) Fast foods that are high in fat‚ calories and sugar can have long–term consequences on health. A study published in the April 2009 volume of Obesity reveals that one–third of fast–food purchases contain more than 1‚000 calories.
Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center, NHLBI, NIH
(3 days ago) 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.
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 …
About The Heart Truth® NHLBI, NIH
(1 days ago) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) created The Heart Truth ® in 2002. It is the first federally-sponsored national health education program designed to raise awareness about heart disease as the leading cause of death in women. Initially, the program focused on women ages 40‒60
COVID-19 Posing Grim Challenge for Sickle Cell Disease
(5 days ago) The coronavirus pandemic has caused tragedy and turmoil for millions of people around the world, but it has been particularly unkind to one group whose health journey is often overlooked: Those with sickle cell disease. It is why more than ever, health experts say, people with sickle cell disease need to be vigilant about protecting themselves.
How Sleep Works NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) Research Conference on Sleep and the Health of Women. This 2018 conference focused on the importance of sleep for women’s health. It showcased a decade of federally funded research advances in understanding both the health risks and costs to society as well as treatment options associated with sleep deficiency and sleep disorders in women.
Keep High Blood Pressure Under Control NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) Share this information on social media to help others learn about blood pressure. Learn more about lifesaving research to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart and vascular diseases such as high blood pressure. Learn more about Heart and Vascular Diseases The NHLBI supports women’s health …
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
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
Heart Health and Pregnancy NHLBI, NIH
(3 days ago) Heart and blood vessel problems in pregnancy can affect your heart health years and even decades after your child is born. For example, women who have gestational diabetes or any of the pregnancy-related high blood pressure disorders, such as gestational high blood pressure or preeclampsia, have a higher long-term risk of heart and blood vessel problems.
DASH Eating Plan: Healthy Eating, Proven Results NHLBI, NIH
(7 days ago) Use this overview to learn more about the DASH eating plan and find guidance on what publications to use depending on your level of experience with DASH. Whether you’re just starting to follow the plan, have been on it for a while, or if you’re a health professional, this guide is for you
A Week With the DASH Eating Plan
(3 days ago) of your heart health with the DASH eating plan. The DASH eating plan requires no special foods and has no hard-to-follow recipes. The following DASH menus allow you to plan healthy, nutritious meals for a week. There that fill you up while fueling your body and lowering your blood pres-sure and …
Studies address link between rising U.S. maternal deaths
(Just Now) During the last few decades, maternal deaths — long considered a critical marker of the health of a nation — have been declining in much of the world. But in the United States, the maternal death rate has increased an estimated 58% since 1990. The increase has been so significant that the U.S. now has the dubious distinction of having the highest maternal death rate of any industrialized
Americans poor diet drives $50 billion a year in health
(6 days ago) The research, reported in the journal PLoS Medicine, sought to zero in on the national health care costs of unhealthy diet habits, which are known to account for up to 45% of all cardiometabolic deaths. The researchers examined the impact of 10 food groups - fruits, vegetables, nuts/seeds, whole grains, unprocessed red meats, processed meats
Self-Care Tips for Heart Health
(5 days ago) Having more than one health concern If you want to boost your confidence, or if you struggle with a mental health disorder, seek support of family and friends, or talk to a qualified mental health provider. Ask your health care provider for help handling the demands of multiple medical conditions. What does it take to give your heart the
Improving Hispanic/Latino Heart Health
(7 days ago) Improving Hispanic/Latino Heart Health. As the largest ethnic/racial minority group in the United States, Hispanics/Latinos make up 16.7 percent of the total U.S. population. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among Hispanic/Latinos in the United States, 1 due in large part to risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood
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)
Morehouse School of Medicine, NHLBI, NIH
(7 days ago) Morehouse focused on building the capacity of community health workers (CHWs) to address heart health among low-income African American women in the greater Atlanta area. Morehouse used peer learning circles—a flexible, peer-directed mode of experiential learning—and concurrent self-directed, Web-based instruction to train 21 CHWs on the
Women’s Health NHLBI, NIH
(7 days ago) NHLBI’s women’s health research also seeks to understand the factors that lead to health disparities in minority women. For example, cardiovascular disease is more common in black women than in white women. Black women are also more likely to die of heart disease, and at …
Role of Community Health Workers, NHLBI, NIH
(2 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.
High Blood Pressure Publications for Patients NHLBI, NIH
(5 days ago) High Blood Pressure Publications for Health Professionals. Find helpful high blood pressure publications and fact sheets for health professionals. High Blood Pressure Videos. Learn about lifestyle changes that can help you lower your blood pressure.
Join the Breathe Better Network NHLBI, NIH
(2 days ago) What is the Breathe Better Network?. The Learn More Breathe Better program supports the Breathe Better Network, a partnership of organizations around the country working to raise awareness about lung health at the local level.. The Network:. Helps drive outreach efforts to increase awareness of lung health, including COPD and asthma, as serious, yet manageable and treatable conditions.
Stakeholders and Messages
(7 days ago) National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: Community Health Worker Health Disparities Initiative Subject: Stakeholders and Messages is a handout found in Start to Finish: Your Toolkit to Plan and Run a Heart Health Program that prepares you to communicate with stakeholders. Keywords
Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Dinners NHLBI
(6 days ago) A brand new version of the popular Keep the Beat classic cookbook has a new look-with 75 new deliciously healthy recipes, beautiful full-color design throughout, and original food photographs. The focus is on heart healthy dinner entrees and side dishes, influenced by Asian, Latino, Mediterranean
Harnessing Novel Data Sources and Technologies for the
(3 days ago) The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) hosted a virtual workshop on September 29–30, 2020, to explore digital technology to create novel data sources and leverage that technology for research on social determinants of health (SDOH).
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health: A Heart Health Educator
(Just Now) A comprehensive culturally appropriate, user-friendly 10 lesson course on heart-health education for the American Indian community. Filled with skill-building activities, reproducible handouts, and idea starters. Two appendices cover activities for training Heart Health Educators to implement the
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.
25 Ways To Take Part in Heart Month NHLBI, NIH
(Just Now) There are dozens of ways to spread heart health messages during American Heart Month and beyond. This fact sheet provides 25 ways you can help raise awareness about heart health and encourage others to reduce their risk factors for developing heart disease. Receive automatic alerts about NHLBI
COPD Publications for Health and Community Professionals
(4 days ago) Health care providers play an important role in the diagnosis and management of COPD. Often a visit to a physician's office is not triggered by breathing issues and patients do not always fully report their symptoms.Use the resources below to help patients and their families and caregivers learn more about signs and symptoms of COPD to help start the conversation.
Anti-inflammatory diets may reduce the risk of
(8 days ago) A study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, supported by the NHLBI, finds anti-inflammatory diets—those rich in colorful vegetables, fruits, and whole grains—may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.In this review, dietary inflammation refers to how 18 food categories overlap with 10 biomarkers for health, ranging from blood sugar and cholesterol to early clues for