cardiovascular disease

Two Public Health Wrongs Make It Worse

May 11, 2011

Today, nearly everyone is aware of the dangerous health effects of smoking cigarettes. Even fewer people would deny the harmful effects of drinking water contaminated with arsenic. But when these two toxic influences are mixed together, is the sum [Read more]

Beating the Black Box

August 24, 2010

When the FDA adds a “Boxed Warning” to a drug – known casually and more dramatically as a “black box” – it can have dramatic consequences. The information is intended to warn physicians of potential adverse [Read more]

The Disparity of Pills

August 23, 2010

A great deal of attention has been paid in recent years to the issue of racial and ethnic health disparities. Statistic after statistic reveals that minorities in the United States, particularly African-American and Hispanic populations, are in [Read more]

Videos: Heart Health & Risk

May 24, 2010

Last October, a group of Illinois legislators visited the University of Chicago Medical Center for two days of education and discussion about cardiovascular medicine and health care reform, part of a nationwide “Legislator in the Lab” [Read more]