Dr. Emelia Benjamin featured on HealthDay

Dr. Emelia Benjamin, Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity for the Department of Medicine, recently led the committee that published a report titled Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics – 2019 Update, the findings from which were highlighted in a Jan 31st article on HealthDay.com.

While the report found that nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure, heart disease or a history of stroke, there are steps you can take to delay or prevent these conditions. “Stop smoking, eat healthier, exercise, get your cholesterol and blood sugar under control,” Benjamin said.

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