LONGER AND HEALTHIER!
ESSENTIAL TIPS FROM THE DOCTOR WHO DISCOVERED THAT ASPIRIN PREVENTS HEART ATTACKS
Charles H. Hennekens
DESCRIPTION: In the United States life expectancy at birth is at an all-time high of 77 years (73/men and 81/women). Unfortunately, the state of our health is far from being at an all-time high. Declines in mortality from heart attack and stroke account for more than 90 percent of the improvements in one’s life expectancy, and most of these improvements are due to earlier diagnosis and aggressive treatment. However, even these improvements will not continue in the US because of obesity, diabetes and physical inactivity, or worldwide because of cigarette smoking and the other aforementioned factors. Professor Hennekens will discuss a number of simple and evidence-based lifestyle and pharmacologic options to improve the span and quality of your life.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Professor Charles H. Hennekens was the first to demonstrate that aspirin prevents a first heart attack, as well as subsequent ones, occlusive strokes, deaths from cardiovascular disease and lowers the death rate when given during a heart attack. So, if you take an aspirin every day, it is because of Dr. Hennekens first discovery 24 years ago. He is the recipient of the first and only Endowed Chair at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). His BS, Phi Beta Kappa is from Queens College (CUNY); his MD is from Cornell University Medical College, where he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine. He was Lieutenant Commander in the US Public Health Service (USPHS), serving as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). MPH, MS and PhD degrees in Epidemiology were conferred from the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Hennekens later joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School, where he was the first John Snow Professor of Medicine and the first Eugene Braunwald Professor of Medicine, as well as the first Chief of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. According to Science Watch, during the period of 1995 to 2005 he was the third most widely cited medical researcher in the world. Professor Hennekens was ranked by Science Heroes as number 81 in the world for saving more than 1 million lives.
|3:45 PM – 5:30
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
Member: Advance registration - $25 per event/$60 for any combination of 3 events*
Non-member: Advance registration - $30
Door Price: Member/non-member - $35
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