Tag: statins

Roundup: Diabetes Screening, Caffeine and Statin Use

Screening Guidelines May Miss Half of Diabetic, Prediabetic Patients, Study Says A national government panel of healthcare experts recommends that...

April 20, 2018

Statin Guidelines Demystified

For nearly 30 years, cholesterol-lowering medications, known as statins, have been available to reduce the risk of heart attacks in...

June 8, 2017

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Check Your Meds Day: What You...

More than half of Americans regularly take a prescription medication — about four, on average, according to a survey by Consumer Reports. In conjunction with...

Roundup: Flu-Related Death in Florida, Proper...

Unvaccinated Child in Florida is First to Die This Flu Season, Public Health Officials say A Florida child died from a flu-related illness during the...

CDC Warns About Rare, Polio-Like ‘Mystery...

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning parents about a rare disease known as acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a polio-like “mystery illness”...

Healthy Recipe: Caribbean Crab Salad

In combination with the freshness of fruits and vegetables, this tropical, Caribbean-inspired salad will help you maintain a heart-healthy diet and may lower your risk...

A ‘Game Changer’ for Treating Tumors...

When 87-year-old Manny Avila was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, the prognosis was devastating. “They gave him 2 months to live. The doctors said not to...

Some Dietary Supplements Are Tainted With...

Potentially harmful drugs are being identified in commonly sold over-the-counter dietary supplements that are being marketed to treat a range of health issues — including...

Increasing Number of Young Children Not...

Young children need vaccines against a range of potentially serious diseases, many of which have been nearly eradicated in the U.S. because of parents following...

Roundup: Food Additives Banned, Hand Sanitizer...

FDA Revokes Use of 7 Synthetic Food Additives After Consumer Groups Sue The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that seven compounds that...

How Can Proton Therapy Improve Breast...

Radiation therapy is an effective treatment for breast cancer, but like other therapies it often comes with side effects. Some of the most serious, including...

After Vital Heart-Valve Surgery: ‘I’m Delighted...

John Bakewell, a semiretired Nashville executive in the life-sciences industry, says he understands more than most the importance of finding the right doctor and hospital...