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CALENDAR ITEM: MU Researchers Discuss Trends in Cardiovascular Research, Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017

WHAT: Cardiovascular diseases are the most frequent causes of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Interdisciplinary researchers at MU will participate in the 24th Annual Cardiovascular Day, where they will share information with the university community and area physicians on current topics in cardiovascular research, including enhanced treatments and drug therapies.  Full Story

Interventions Improve Medication Adherence, Decrease Risk of Hospitalizations

Feb. 20, 2017

Poor adherence to medication regimens is a common problem among patients with cardiovascular diseases like high blood pressure, heart disease, and heart failure. Poor adherence is one reason mortality rates among those patients remain high. Todd Ruppar, associate professor in the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri, has found that a variety of interventions aimed at increasing medication adherence can help people with cardiovascular disease avoid the hospital. Ruppar will address the barriers to medication adherence during the Public Health Grand Rounds offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in Atlanta.  Full Story
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