Don't Let Underactive Thyroid Go UntreatedHypothyroidism – or an underactive thyroid gland - is a relatively common problem. First, get checked for it. Then, if you have it, get treated.
One Night Showing Of 'Fed Up' Documentary In Bucks CountyMedical professionals in Bucks County say the film has a compelling message designed to get people to look at food labels and how much sugar they consume and make better choices when they go shopping.
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Recommended For Half The Adult PopulationAre 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.
Univ. of the Sciences Helping Its Students Fight High CholesterolOne local university is taking an opportunity this month, National Cholesterol Education Month, to urge its students to pay attention to the dangers of high cholesterol.
Metabolic Syndrome Indicates RiskMetabolic syndrome signals someone is at greater risk for heart disease and other problems. Get checked.
Diabetes Often Leads To Chronic Kidney DiseaseMore than half the people with chronic kidney disease have diabetes. In 2008, diabetes accounted for 44% of new cases of kidney failure. if you have diabetes, beware.
Report: Statins Benefit Women Same As MenA 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.
HyperlipidemiaWe call it hyperlipidemia -- an elevation of the lipids in the blood that can be linked with cardiac issues down the road.
Reducing CholesterolWhat can you do to make a real difference when trying to lower your cholesterol?
Controlling The <em>Bad</em> CholesterolDyslipidemia is the medical term for having an elevated total cholesterol or ldl cholesterol level. This risk factor for stroke and coronary artery disease must be controlled.