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Controlling cholesterol with statins – Tips from the FDA

Controlling cholesterol with statins – Tips from the FDA

From the US Food and Drug Administration You go to the gym faithfully, and try to watch your diet. But after your annual physical, you find out that your blood cholesterol is surprisingly high. Your doctor calls you back to discuss taking a medication known as a statin. Tips for Consumers Whether you’re taking a […]

February 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

By Sara Weiss, MD Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center According to the American Heart Association’s latest statistics, it affects 6.5 million Americans and is projected to increase 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people with the malady. Unfortunately, though, this common condition was given […]

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

Another reason to exercise every day during the holidays

By William B. Farquhar University of Delaware Yes, of course we all know we should exercise every day during the holiday season to help counter the onslaught of excess calories that started on Thanksgiving and will mercifully end with a New Year’s toast. We may even tire of hearing about exercise and weight from family, friends […]

December 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

New study could pressure VA to expand Agent Orange benefits

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, The Virginian-Pilot A new study has found a close relationship between Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War and high blood pressure, a conclusion that could lead the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to dramatically expand the number of veterans eligible for compensation. The study, published last week […]

November 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
People in Africa are living longer but lifestyle diseases are rising

People in Africa are living longer but lifestyle diseases are rising

By Charles Wiysonge Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa Malaria, HIV, pneumonia, and diarrhoea are the leading killers on the African continent, according to a recently released study looking at the burden of diseases across the world. In 1980 the list looked different. Then the leading […]

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Poor blood-pressure control puts 5 million older Americans at risk – CDC

Poor blood-pressure control puts 5 million older Americans at risk – CDC

From the CDC Some 5 million Medicare Part D enrollees age 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medicine properly, increasing their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and death, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medicare Part D is a federal program that […]

September 13, 2016 | By | Reply More