Live Longer and Healthier!
Essential Tips from the Doctor Who Discovered that Aspirin Prevents Heart Attack
EVENT DESCRIPTION: Professor Charles H. Hennekens will first provide you some tools to better understand and interpret the barrage of medical information you receive on a daily basis. 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. In fact, the epidemic of obesity is leading to premature deaths from heart attacks, strokes, and various cancers including breast in women, prostate in men and colon cancer in both men and women. 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. For cancer the greatest improvements in life expectancy are related to leukemia, lymphoma, and breast cancer. With respect to heart attacks and strokes, even these improvements will not continue in the US or worldwide because of obesity, diabetes and physical inactivity as well as the export of tobacco to developing countries and their alarming increases in rates of smoking. Professor Hennekens will discuss the beneficial aspects of diet and regular physical activity as well as the hazards of heavy alcohol consumption and possible benefits of small amounts of daily alcohol consumption.Professor Hennekens will discuss the therapeutic lifestyle changes and pharmacologic therapies of proven benefit to enhance your quality and quantity of life. Death is inevitable but premature death is not .
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Professor Charles H. Hennekens was the first to demonstrate that aspirin prevents a first heart attack, and premature death when given during or after a heart attack or stroke. . He is the recipient of the first and only Endowed Chair at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) serving as the Sir Richard Doll Professor and Senior Academic Advisor to the Dean. He was born and raised in Brooklyn and Queens, NY and received his BS, Phi Beta Kappa from Queens College (CUNY); his MD is from Cornell University Medical College, where he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine, and his MPH, MS and Dr. PH in Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health. At Harvard Medical School he became 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. From 1995 to 2005, according to Science Watch, he was the third most widely cited medical researcher in the world and 5 of the top 20 were his former fellows or trainees. In 2012 Science Heroes ranked him #81 in the history of the world, two ahead of Professor Jonas Salk who developed the polio vaccine,for saving over 1.1 million lives.
||4:00 pm - 5:45 pm
||Wednesday, December 18, 2013
||Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
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