lunes, 7 de mayo de 2018

Pay it forward |

Pay it forward |

U.S Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II

Pay it forward: Join with All of Us Research Program to build a healthier future

By:  Alex Azar , Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and  Dr. Francis Collins , NIH Director
By signing up for All of Us, you will help accelerate the growth of precision medicine. We will be able to deliver better health for every American.

This op-ed originally appeared on USA Today on May 7, 2018.
In 1948, more than 5,000 people in the little town of Framingham, Mass., volunteered for a study to find answers about the mysterious, growing epidemic of heart disease. Every two years for decades, they had a physical exam, gave blood and urine samples and answered questions about their health. Their children and grandchildren joined too. Because of them, we now know the big risk factors for cardiovascular disease and have saved millions of lives through new prevention strategies, drugs, procedures and education.
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