Biegon was the keynote speaker at the 13th Annual Women in Medicine Research Day at the Renaissance School of Medicine, an event celebrating women in the medical field in the Health Sciences Tower on Wednesday, March 6.
Whether they bark, meow or hiss, pets give you the kind of unconditional love you rarely get from a human. It might seem weird to people without any pets, but that furry friend can have a huge impact on a person’s health and well-being.
About one in four deaths each year in the United States are caused by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Coronary heart disease in particular is the number one killer of women, yet approximately two-thirds of women who die unexpectedly of the disease show no prior knowledge of having the disease or even symptoms.
Headed by Dr. Luis Gruberg, a professor in the Department of Medicine and co-director of the SBU Heart Institute, a clinical trial is currently being conducted to study the dynamics of a potential new type of cardiovascular stent.