Free Medical Study to Help Prevent Heart Attacks

BANGOR - A local doctor has been selected to participate in a study that would help lower patients risk of having a second heart attack...and its absolutely free.
Doctor Paul Shapero is working with Harvard Medical School in Boston and the National Institute of Health to provide free rheumatoid arthritis medicine to individuals who have had a prior heart attack. The hope is to prevent future heart attacks.
"It's an opportunity to use an inexpensive, mostly-safe medication that's already been on the market for 20 years," says Dr. Shapero, "to help people stay well and prevent a second heart attack, and actually help them with their diabetes, their high blood pressure, cholesterol, everything."
The study is based on the positive affects of reducing inflammation in the body. If you're interested in participating in the free study, you can give Dr. Shapero's office a call at 947-8658.
Kristin Hosfelt

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Kristin Hosfelt joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX Bangor News team in September of 2012. Pursuing a career in TV news has been a dream of hers since she first stepped foot in a news studio at 12-years-old. She has a true passion for storytelling and loves knowing each day working in the field, will be different than the day before.

She's a California native and a graduate of San Jose State University with a BS in broadcast journalism. She previously worked as a reporter, anchor, and producer for SJSU's student-run newscast, and interned at KCRA News in Sacramento, CA and NBC Bay Area in San Jose, CA.

When she's not in the newsroom she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling. She's a Packers Shareholder, a cross fit junkie and she's always looking for the best place to get Mexican food.

She's thrilled to be here on the east coast and if you see her around be sure to say hello!

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