Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?
Lowering bad (LDL) cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease. But some have expressed concerns over the health effects of lowering LDL cholesterol too much.
FDA Approves First Absorbable Stent
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease (CAD).
Statins and Your Heart
For those with ischemic heart disease, statins are recommended. But not all patients may benefit from statins, according to a new JAMA Internal Medicine study.
Breast Cancer Rx and Heart Disease Risk
Researchers have known little about the use of aromatase inhibitors and heart disease risk in breast cancer survivors — until now.
Weighing the Benefits of Statins
Cholesterol medication can be lifesaving for older patients, but that doesn't mean taking it is risk-free.
How to Talk with Your Doctor About Statins
Heads or tails? Chocolate or vanilla? Life is full of decisions — even for doctors. A good discussion allows patients to share in the decision-making process for their health care.
What Vitamin D May Do for Kids' Health
Parents try to do everything they can to keep their kiddos healthy and happy, which can also set kids up to be healthy adults. This principle may also apply to making sure kids get the right amount of vitamin D.
Not All Heart Surgeries for Diabetes Patients Were Equal
Two procedures often used to treat diabetes patients with heart disease are bypass grafting surgery and angioplasty. Is one better than the other?
Even Without Blockage, Artery Disease May Still Be a Threat
With coronary artery disease, plaque may block blood vessels. Sometimes, however, plaque that does not restrict blood flow may develop. But even this type of plaque buildup may raise the risk of heart attack.
Diabetes May Affect Young and Old Differently
Diabetes affects millions in the US. But new research suggests that it may affect patients in different ways.