National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contributing writer.

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Black adults receive less advanced heart failure treatments than white patients
White adults were twice as likely as Black adults to receive mechanical heart pumps or heart transplants, according to study.
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Bronchodilators don’t improve smoking-related respiratory symptoms in people without COPD
About 20-40% of adults with symptoms of COPD – but not the disease itself – use these types of long-lasting inhalers.