Are we a country that is relying too much on medications to help extend our lives? New guidelines recommend statin drugs for half the adult population.
Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness.
I am often asked about common sense steps to help us eat the healthiest diets. Here are my ‘common sense’ tips.
Genetic research has led to advances in understanding and treating various forms of cancer but the latest news is in the battle against heart disease.
According to a ten-year study by the CDC, cholesterol levels have actually improved in this group. This news is in the face of news that the obesity epidemic is still a problem.
New research indicates an increased risk for coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from father to son on the male Y chromosome.
The drug is called “Atorvastatin,” but you probably know it as Lipitor, and starting today it is going generic. More important, this could make big differences in lowering not only cholesterol but the very important element LDL or bad cholesterol.
The blockbuster cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor loses its patent tomorrow. So what does that mean for the millions of Americans who take it?
There are certain key risk factors for heart disease. Far and away, number one is cigarette smoking.
It remains the most talked about diet of the past decade: the Mediterranean Diet clearly stays front and center because of its beneficial health effects.
We all know that heart disease is a leading killer in this country but it is surprising how many people do very little to reduce their risk.
Taking a lot of different medications can be confusing for all of us but when people have worsening vision and perhaps their memory is not as good it can lead to mistakes, mistakes that can be deadly.
The statin drugs are cholesterol lowering drugs that are prescribed to millions of Americans but they should only be taken by those who need them.
by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough When it comes to heart disease, we have the statistics. For instance, we know that coronary heart disease is responsible for one out of every five deaths in […]
by KYW’s medical editor Dr. Brian McDonough Researchers looking at dementia in the elderly have noticed that there are definite connections between dementia and uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol.