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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
July 16, 2014

Campaign Helps Boost Aspirin Use for Primary CVD Prevention

JAMA. 2014;312(3):223. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.8188

A small, 16-month study in Hibbing, Minnesota, showed that a community-based intervention may help increase aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Hibbing, where University of Minnesota researchers conducted the intervention, is a town with some 16 000 residents about 200 miles north of Minneapolis. The intervention launched in 2012, using a 3-tiered approach to spread messages about taking aspirin as an effective way to prevent CVDs.

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