Cholesterol

Low LDL, high HDL correlated to less amyloid plaque deposits

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Cholesterol is linked to amyloid deposits in the brain, and unhealthy patterns could contribute to Alzheimer's, according to a new study.

Morning blood draws: No longer required?

Morning blood draws: No longer required?

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There is mounting evidence that blood does not need to be drawn prior to eating! Such medical conclusions may change the early morning paradigm and how patients are managed.

Statins could lower atrial fibrillation risk in seniors with hypertension, research suggests

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Cholesterol lowering medications known as statins might help prevent new-onset atrial fibrillation in elderly adults with hypertension, a new study reports.

Good news about bad news

Good news about bad news

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Great. Perfect. Dental x-rays have been officially linked to brain tumors. Now I have a headache. I think I need to lie down.

Statins linked to diabetes risk in women, study finds

In a rare blow to positive news surrounding statins, a new study reveals the heart drugs are associated with a higher risk of diabetes in older women.

Medicare Part D keeps seniors out of nursing homes, hospitals, study shows

Medicare Part D keeps seniors out of nursing homes, hospitals, study shows

Medicare's prescription-coverage program cuts healthcare costs by about $12 billion. That's because the benefit reduces admissions to nursing homes and hospitals, according to a new study.

Statins help prevent influenza deaths, research suggests

People hit hard by seasonal flu strains have a higher likelihood of survival if they're already taking statins for managing cholesterol, according to a new report.

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