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Alcohol: A Little Could Do Your Heart Good
An evening libation could be a whole lot more than just an opportunity to relax.
How Walnuts Could Affect Weight Loss
Looking to lose weight? You may want to try going a little nuts.
Life's Simple 7: More Than Heart Health
The American Heart Association (AHA) has identified seven simple steps people can take to reduce their risk of heart disease. But new evidence suggests that the AHA's "Life's Simple 7" may wind up benefiting much more than patients' hearts. {C}
What Surgical Patients Need to Know About Statins
Despite recent recommendations from heart health experts, many patients may still be discontinuing their cholesterol medications before non-cardiac surgery.
Too Many Cholesterol Meds for Elderly Patients?
For patients with heart disease, cholesterol-lowering statins are often the first line of defense. But it seems that many doctors are prescribing statins to elderly patients without heart disease — and that could be a problem.
Second Approval in New Cholesterol Rx Class
Following the recent approval of a first-in-its-class cholesterol medication, a second treatment in this class received the green light from the FDA.
On Your Feet for Heart Health
Will all the office couch potatoes please stand up? Your heart may thank you for it.
First-in-Class Cholesterol Rx Approved
A first-in-its-class injectable cholesterol medication just received the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) seal of approval.
Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the US, but watching for certain risk factors may help give your heart a chance.
What Statins Might Do for Lung Surgery Patients
A common cholesterol medication may make lung surgery a little bit safer.