Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Submitted by (@coretta.jenerette)

Follow-up care for newborns diagnosed with sickle cell trait or disease

• There is a need to develop and support formal programs to provide follow-up care for newborns who test positive for the sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease upon screening. While newborn screening programs exist nationwide, healthcare providers report that often, screening is conducted only upon request (likely related to cost) and there is usually no follow-up afterwards. Interventions are also needed further ...more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@shoemajd)

PUFA Toxicity

Our diets contain 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids than the diets of humans before agriculture, industrial solvent extraction of seed oils and hydrogenation. These acids including linoleic and arachidonic acids are precursors to eicosanoids that mediate inflammation and blood clotting and the amount in our diet has been shown to correlate with negative health outcomes. Should NHLBI fund more research into the effects ...more »

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Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Submitted by (@nhlbiforumadministrator1)

Prevention of rheumatic heart disease

Global health system outcomes studies are needed to identify impediments to successful primary and secondary prevention of rheumatic heart disease.

Other approaches, such as development of a vaccine for group A streptococcus and delaying disease progression once valve damage is present, could also be explored.

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Submitted by (@fjr311)

Sarcoidosis Awareness

I don't understand why that with so many people suffering and there is still no cause or cure. This disease isn't a new disease and it is still having trouble getting recognized by The Government who make the very ill work instead of giving them the disability they deserve. I understand that Cancer is a horrible disease, but having Sarcoidosis can be just as bad as a sentence as having cancer. Live one day in my body. ...more »

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Submitted by (@viola.vaccarino)

Identify Pathways of Risk Linking Psychosocial Stress to Ischemic Heart Disease in Women

Women differ from men in their manifestations of ischemic heart disease (IHD). They also differ from men with respect to prevalence of psychosocial factors and vulnerability to specific mental disorders. Young women, in particular, appear to be highly susceptible to the adverse cardiovascular effects of psychosocial stress. Those who already have clinical manifestations of IHD display high psychosocial burden which could ...more »

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