Health News

New Cholesterol Rx Under Consideration
If it gets an FDA nod of approval, a new drug could give patients with high cholesterol another treatment option — an option officials said appears to lower cholesterol more than current cholesterol drugs.
What's Good for Diabetes May Be Good for the Heart
For those with type 2 diabetes, keeping blood sugar levels under control can seem like walking a tightrope. But that delicate balancing act may benefit more than just blood sugar.
Common Syndrome May Boost Heart Risk
When the symptoms of metabolic syndrome combine, they can lead to heart disease or even death. But those with diabetes and high blood pressure may face the highest risk.
Cholesterol 101
What exactly is cholesterol? And why does it need to be lowered?   
How a Cholesterol Rx Might Combat Prostate Cancer
Sometimes two medications may be better than one — at least when it comes to prostate cancer treatment.
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.
How the Food on Your Plate Might Affect Your Heart
The healthy choices you make at breakfast, lunch and dinner don’t just make you feel better — they could be adding years to your life.
Concerns About Common Cholesterol Rx Abound
Patients like to think medications will simply make them better, but often, side effect risks are involved. Some experts are expressing concerns that these risks are too great for a common cholesterol medication.
Blocked Arteries Might Affect Rx Effects
When statin medications don’t work, check the arteries. They may not work because the arteries are blocked.