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  • Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

    Learn more about NHLBI-funded researcher Dr. Viola Vaccarino and her work in the role of psychological stress on heart disease risk.

    Blood flow imaging
  • Science Images Soar at Airport Art Show

    Microscopic images from NHLBI researchers, grantees, on display at Dulles International Airport and an accompanying online gallery. Learn more.

    Microscopic image of fat cells
  • Examining the Science of Sleep

    University of Chicago researcher Dr. Phyllis Zee discusses the science of circadian rhythms and the perils of bad sleep with NHLBI Director Dr. Gary H. Gibbons. Read more

    Dr. Zee at her computer
  • Fun Family Recipes

    The NHLBI and the NIH have provided more than 40 healthy recipe cards for you and your family, from breakfast to dinner to snacks. Check them out, and happy cooking!

    Vegetable wraps on a plate

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NHLBI Researchers Work Featured in Airport Art Show
The exhibit will be on view at Washington Dulles International Airport's Gateway Gallery through November 2014. The gallery, en route to Concourse C, is in a two-level walkway through which about 2.5 million passengers pass each year. Read full fact sheet

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Director's Message
Researcher's Work Helps Awaken Public, Scientific Community to Perils of Bad Sleep

Gary H. Gibbons, M.D.
April 28, 2014

The statistics are startling: 50-70 million U.S. adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders, which account for $50 billion dollars in lost productivity each year. And even those who don’t have a diagnosed disorder often are affected by lack of sleep, asd evidenced by the fact that one-third of Americans get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night....
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