Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
- Association of acculturation and country of origin with self-reported hypertension and diabetes in a heterogeneous Hispanic populationFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, 02115, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Public Health 12:768. 2012..We explored the association between diabetes and hypertension prevalence among distinct U.S. Hispanic subgroups by country of origin and by degree of acculturation...
- Comparison of C-reactive protein levels in less versus more acculturated Hispanic adults in the United States (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2008)Fatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Am J Cardiol 109:665-9. 2012..Inflammation may play an important role in explaining the association between acculturation and increased cardiovascular risk...
- Love your heart: a pilot community-based intervention to improve the cardiovascular health of African American womenFatima Rodriguez
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Ethn Dis 22:416-21. 2012..While small, our study suggests that targeted community-based interventions focusing on personal and group wellness have the power to reduce health disparities and improve cardiovascular health for African American women...
- Readmission rates for Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and acute myocardial infarctionFatima Rodriguez
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Am Heart J 162:254-261.e3. 2011..However, little is known about whether elderly Hispanics have higher readmission rates for heart failure (HF) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) than whites and whether this is due to site of care...