Clinical Trials for Children: Messages for Parents and Caregivers
16
November

Clinical Trials for Children: Messages for Parents and Caregivers

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Woman: PEDIATRIC CLINICAL TRIALS ARE IMPORTANT FOR ENABLING A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN. IT IS WITH CLINICAL RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS THAT WE MAKE SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN MEDICINE. THE CHANGES THAT I’VE SEEN IN THE TIME THAT I’VE BEEN IN MEDICINE HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY MINDBOGGLING. CHILDREN WHO, WHEN I STARTED IN PEDIATRICS, NO ONE […]



What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Learn More Breathe Better®
15
November

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Learn More Breathe Better®

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

COPD is short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It’s a crippling lung disease that with time takes away your capability of breathing. COPD is a very large problem in this country. About 1 in 5 individuals have COPD. But, there are millions more that may have the disease and don’t even know it. The COPD […]


How Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Be Managed?

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

(SFX MUSIC) My name is Gail Weinmann and I am deputy director of the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI. People can live a long time with COPD, many decades actually, so it’s important to understand that there are options to allow those with COPD to live their lives fully. Even though there’s no cure […]


The Basics of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , /

(SFX MUSIC) My name is Lisa Postow and I am a program officer in the Division of Lung Diseases at NHLBI, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. COPD, short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, affects millions of Americans. Approximately 16 million people over the age of 18 are diagnosed and it is estimated that […]


Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research
15
September

Partnering with Patients to Advance Asthma Research

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[Music] “I’ve had asthma pretty much since I was a little kid, and I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that a lot of people could do, like gym class and things like that.” “When I was a kid, I really wanted to be an astronaut, and I found out that if you […]


Severe Asthma Research at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , /

Hello. This is Dr. Stewart Levine from the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. This presentation will discuss research aimed at developing new treatments for patients with severe asthma being conducted at the Bethesda, Maryland campus of the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health. So please feel free to […]


Cholesterol Good and Bad
12
September

Cholesterol Good and Bad

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Cholesterol: It can be good. It can be bad. Here’s how cholesterol can be good: Cholesterol is found in all of our cells. Cells need it to keep their membranes just the right consistency. Our body also makes things with cholesterol, like steroid hormones, vitamin D, and bile. Here’s now cholesterol can be bad: Cholesterol […]


The Importance of Research for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

(light music) – Why is it important to talk about heart disease? Well, it is the leading cause of death in this country. We’ve had dramatic declines in death rates from heart disease over the last 50 years. However, these dramatic declines have slowed, and in fact, last year, the death rate from heart disease […]


Living With and Managing Asthma
28
August

Living With and Managing Asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

[ Music playing ] Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. That is the tubes that carry air down deep into the lung. And what happens in asthma is the airways tighten, become smaller. When the airways become smaller, it’s harder to breathe. It’s hard to get air in and out of […]