Our first guest is Paul A. Gurbel, MD, FACC, Director of Interventional Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine Research and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association made changes to their guideline for the use of aspirin to prevent first heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, which is primary prevention. This update has led to confusion among doctors and the general public about the preventative use of aspirin.Dr. Gurbel, will discuss the changes in these guidelines and provide more information around the preventative use of aspirin. For more information, visit: www.bayeraspirin.com.
Our next guest is Dr. David Lederer, Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City discusses what pulmonary fibrosis is, how it is diagnosed and what to look for in a doctor or hospital to get evaluated and treated. He’ll also discuss how by understanding your potential risk factors you can work with your physician to improve the quality of your life. He will also discuss that The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has launched a new educational website to educate individuals about this deadly disease. AboutPF.org offers a downloadable Pulmonary Fibrosis Risk List worksheet to facilitate the conversation about symptoms and risk factors with a general physician. For more information please visit www.AboutPF.org
Our last guest is Lynnette Lee-Villanueva, AARP Foundation Vice President of Tax-Aide, will discuss the challenges seniors face during tax season, and how they can make use of the Tax-Aide program. Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure they understand the latest changes to the U.S. Tax Code. Volunteers work directly with taxpayers, helping them gain peace of mind and providing a free and trusted service. Nearly 35,000 volunteers will serve at almost 5,000 locations in neighborhood libraries, malls, banks, community centers and senior centers nationwide. For more information go to aarp foundation.org/taxaide