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Diet May Contribute To Dementia In Older Women

In a study of older women, obesity, high blood pressure, and a low level of hdl, collectively labeled metabolic syndrome, were each associated with a 23% increased risk for cognitive impairment.

06/11/2014

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Tips For Lowering Lipids

If you want to lower your lipids through the diet the number one thing you can do is reduce your intake of saturated fats or trans fats.

05/28/2014

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Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult Population

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.

03/26/2014

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Merck Recalling Combination Cholesterol Drug

Drugmaker Merck & Co. is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness.

01/14/2014

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The Common Sense Diet

I am often asked about common sense steps to help us eat the healthiest diets. Here are my ‘common sense’ tips.

10/17/2013

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Advances In The Battle Against Heart Disease

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.

10/23/2012

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Study Finds Cholesterol Levels Improving In Young People

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.

08/08/2012

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Father Can Pass Risk For Heart Disease To Son

New research indicates an increased risk for coronary artery disease can be passed genetically from father to son on the male Y chromosome.

02/15/2012

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Going Generic, Lipitor Could Lower More Than Price

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.

11/30/2011

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Health: Popular Cholesterol Medication Is Set To Go Generic, Lowering The Cost

The blockbuster cholesterol lowering drug Lipitor loses its patent tomorrow. So what does that mean for the millions of Americans who take it?

11/29/2011

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Heart Disease Risk Factors

There are certain key risk factors for heart disease. Far and away, number one is cigarette smoking.

09/22/2011

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The Mediterranean Diet

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.

07/20/2011

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Reducing Your Risk For Heart Disease

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.

05/10/2011

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Mixing Up Medications

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.

02/04/2011

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Statins Only As Needed

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.

01/24/2011

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