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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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The 11th Annual Essential Guide To Prescription Drugs Hits The Shelves

Prescription drugs can help us live longer and better but mixing them can be dangerous. But a new consumer guide helps you get the most from your meds.

04/15/2012

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Report: Statins Benefit Women Same As Men

A new report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says women can have just as much benefit by taking statin drugs as men.

01/31/2012

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Hyperlipidemia

We call it hyperlipidemia — an elevation of the lipids in the blood that can be linked with cardiac issues down the road.

10/04/2011

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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