Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?

“Should We All Take Aspirin to Prevent Heart Disease?” Salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin, has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory pain killer in the form of willow tree bark extract, which Hippocrates used to treat fever and to alleviate pain during childbirth. It became trademarked as a drug in 1899, and remains to this […]

Heart Disease Risk Factors among African Immigrants Residing in the United States

MARGARET: Welcome to the Heart Disease Risk Factors Among African Immigrants Residing in the United States. Our presenter is Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, who’s an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland, in the Department of Community Public Health. She earned her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and B.S. in Nursing at Farleigh Dickinson University. […]

Research Addressing Health Disparities in Heart Disease

Because the sort of research that I do which addresses health disparities, and especially cardiovascular disease health disparities where there are areas where there are marked differences in the incidence and prevalence of cardiovascular disease, to try to attack those disparities really requires that you have the buy-in, the help of the community that you’re trying to work with. I’ve […]