This week: Daily aspirin recommendations, gun violence and oral insulin

Apr 10, 2019

Taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart disease is no longer a blanket recommendation. Upstate cardiologist, Dr. Robert Carhart tells about new guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association that address the best ways to prevent heart disease on this week’s “HealthLink on Air.”

He explains how some patients who are at higher risk may still be advised to take aspirin, typically a child-size pill per day. The guidelines also address physical activity, diet, tobacco use, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure. Carhart tells what people can do to lower their risk of developing heart disease

Also this week, medical social scientist Christopher Morley talks about research on gun restrictions and the impact of gun violence. And, endocrinologist Ramachandra Naik shares news about trials of an insulin pill that could let people with diabetes avoid injections.

Tune in this Sunday, April 14 at 6 a.m and 9 p.m. on WRVO.