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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds too many Americans are taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks and strokes and don’t need it. Who should be taking aspirin as a preventative measure?

John P. Higgins, MD, a professor of medicine at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), is current on the latest research on the use of aspirin as a preventative measure.

He is the chief of cardiology at Harris Health System's Lyndon B. Johnson General Hospital as well as a sports cardiologist with the Houston Rockets and Rice Athletics.

Dr. Higgins received his medical degree from the University of Queensland, Australia. He holds a Masters in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, England; and an M.B.A. at The George Washington University, Washington, DC graduating with Honors & Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, The International Honor Society, recognizing business excellence.


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