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  • Car Occupants More Likely Than Pedestrians to Have Heart Failure or Stroke After Collision

    Auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    June 6th, 2019

    Among older adults, risk of heart failure 180 days after crash was 48 percent higher for motor vehicle occupants than pedestrians, and risk of stroke was almost three times greater.

  • Finance Daily

    April 1st, 2019

    Drinking Two or More Sugary Sodas or Sports Drinks a Day Linked with Early Death—Especially in Women — references study co-authored by Jayandra Himali, assistant professor of biostatistics; Alexa Beiser, professor of biostatistics; and Vasan Ramachandran, professor of epidemiology

  • Gulf War Veterans “Aging” Faster

    Veterans of the Gulf War Operation Desert Storm marching in the 2018 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington DC.

    March 18th, 2019

    Chemical exposures from Gulf War deployment associated with higher rates and earlier onset of chronic medical conditions.

  • NBC News

    November 9th, 2018

    High Blood Pressure Before Age 40 Linked to Earlier Strokes, Heart Disease — quotes Vasan Ramachandran, professor of epidemiology

  • Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have Stroke

    August 29th, 2016

    Findings could help identify people who might benefit from new or existing therapies.

  • Medscape

    August 29th, 2016

    Circulating Biomarkers Linked to Stroke — references study co-authored by Sarah Preis, research associate professor of biostatistics; Alexa Beiser, professor of biostatistics; Philip Wolf, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology; Ramachandran S. Vasan, professor of epidemiology; and Emelia Benjamin, professor of epidemiology

  • U.S. News & World Report

    August 25th, 2016

    Social Isolation Is Just As Unhealthy For You As Smoking, Study Says — references study co-authored by Emelia Benjamin, professor of epidemiology

  • News Medical

    August 25th, 2016

    People With High Levels of Four Biomarkers May Have Increased Risk For Stroke — references study co-authored by Sarah Preis, research associate professor of biostatistics; Alexa Beiser, professor of biostatistics; Philip Wolf, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology; Ramachandran S. Vasan, professor of epidemiology; and Emelia Benjamin, professor of epidemiology

  • Science Daily

    August 25th, 2016

    Biomarkers May Help Better Predict Who Will Have a Stroke — references study co-authored by Sarah Preis, research associate professor of biostatistics; Alexa Beiser, professor of biostatistics; Philip Wolf, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology; Ramachandran S. Vasan, professor of epidemiology; Emelia Benjamin, professor of epidemiology;

  • BU Today

    June 30th, 2016

    Genetic Risk for Stroke — mentions Alexa Beiser and Anita DeStefano, professors of biostatistics