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Since age is a major risk factor for heart and blood vessel disease in people—the leading cause of illness and death—investigations in long-lived species may help us understand more about cardiovascular aging.
This study of clams that live for centuries provides insights into cardiovascular health.
This month we’ve been sharing some of our photos from Pinterest. Check out our resources on #children and complementary health approaches, like #yoga, by visiting our pin!
Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? Learn what the science says about complementary health approaches for sleep disorders like insomnia.
Last week, we hosted a Facebook Q&A with the +National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) about Attention- Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and released the latest issue of our Clinical Digest on the same topic. Learn about the evidence base on complementary health approaches for ADHD here: If you missed the Q&A, the archive is available here:
How does #meditation affect the #brain? Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at +Harvard Medical School  and Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the science in this Washington Post article:
Meditation's benefits may derive from its impact on the shape of the brain, thickening parts associated with mind-wandering, memory and compassion, and shrinking the fear center
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Today on Pinterest we’re sharing our info on what the science says about goldenseal. Visit our Pinterest page to learn more!
Did you know we host regular Twitter chats? For more updates and info on our live #Twitter events, follow us @NIH_NCCIH:
Are you looking for information about the #science and safety of complementary #health approaches for #menopausal symptoms? Here’s an overview.
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According to the 2012 National Health Interview Survey, fish oil is the most commonly used natural product among American adults. It also had the greatest increase in sales in the last 8 years. For more on the use and sales trends of natural products, visit:
10-year use trends for individual non-vitamin, non-mineral natural products [text version]
Dr. Richard Besser chief health and medical editor of ABC News hosts a Twitter chat on a different health topic every week. Tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, at 1 p.m. ET, we’re joining him to talk about complementary and integrative health. Use ‪#‎abcDrBchat to be a part of the conversation.
Did you know 9% of American children and 4% of American adults have #ADHD? We’re joining the +National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) on their Facebook page to take your questions on this topic tomorrow, June 18, at noon ET. 
In a recent study, researchers from the UC San Francisco (UCSF), University of Georgia, and Kaiser Permanente developed a new #clinical decision rule that may help primary care providers predict which patients with acute low-back #pain will progress to chronic low-back pain. Learn more about this NCCIH-supported research here: 
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