Cholesterol - Treatments

High Cholesterol May Promote the Growth of Breast Cancer

New research from Duke University Medical Center finds a byproduct of cholesterol may be linked to the growth and spread of breast cancer. But are cholesterol-lowering drugs the answer?

Diet, Bacteria, and Your Heart

The foods you eat can end up hardening your arteries, but not in the way you think.

Your Quick Guide to Cholesterol Meds

Armed with this information, work with your doctor to determine the best medications for your needs.

Can You Reverse Heart Disease?

A heart disease diagnosis is frightening, but there are actionable steps you can start today that will lead to better cardiovascular health.

Health by the Numbers: Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 2,500 Americans each day. Here's a look at heart health by the numbers.

Why Men Have High Cholesterol and What to Do About It

Here are the essentials to know when it comes to cholesterol and men's health.

Peripheral Arterial Disease: What You Need to Know

Up to 12 million people in the U.S. are currently living with this condition. Here are the risk factors and treatments options.

Is Avandia Safe?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has established new restrictions on the use of Avandia, a widely used diabetes treatment.

5 Exams That Could Save Your Life

These simple tests can help detect common health conditions before they escalate.

Give Your Fridge a Makeover

With these six easy tips, you can transform your refrigerator and your health.

Low-Cholesterol Dos and Don'ts

Follow these simple strategies to get your cholesterol levels where you want them to be.

A Year of Living Less Dangerously

Keeping up with all your health screenings may seem daunting, but this list can get you started on a year of healthy living.

How to Use 10 Powerful Herbs

Suffering from anxiety? Stomach issues? A cold that won’t quit? There’s an herb for you.

Broken Hearts: How Your Relationship Affects Your Heart Health

The ups and downs associated with relationships don't pertain only to emotions. In fact, your partnership, good or bad, can have a real effect on your body.

Exercise: Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Physicians and fitness experts are teaming up to help patients exercise their way to wellness.

Many Seniors Leave Hospital Without Their Regular Meds

An alarming number of older patients fail to continue taking their regular medications after they return home, particularly if they spent time in intensive care.

What Does the Polypill Promise?

This once-a-day single pill combines aspirin, blood pressure, and cholesterol drugs to reduce heart disease risk and treat the problem once it develops.

Should You Take Safflower Oil for a Healthier Heart?

There's good news for people looking to lower their risk for heart disease.

Bypass Surgery or Angioplasty: Which is Most Effective?

New study findings released this fall have found that coronary artery bypass surgery is more effective than coronary angioplasty and stenting in patients with severe heart disease.

The Heart Benefits of Garlic

Although garlic may not ward off evil spirits, it may be instrumental in warding off a variety of health problems, including heart disease.

Cholesterol Drugs for Healthy Adults: A Risky Move?

Risks have been found for healthy people taking cholesterol drugs.

Can I lower my blood pressure naturally, without the use of prescription medications?

Merle Myerson, MD, EdD, FACC, answers a reader's question about lowering his blood pressure without the use of medication.

Can I lower my cholesterol without the use of prescription medications?

Janet Bond Brill, Ph.D., answers a reader's question about lowering his cholesterol levels without the use of prescription medications.

The Heart-Healthy Benefits of Grapes

Read on for the reasons why this fabulous fruit is more than just your average snack.

How to Raise Your Good Cholesterol Naturally

Here, simple ways to improve your numbers with no medication necessary.

Cholesterol Medicine: A New Asthma Treatment?

If you use statin therapy to manage high cholesterol and also happen to suffer from asthma, you could find that your breathing may benefit.

Cat Owners Have a Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Cuddle up with that fabulous feline of yours. New research shows that cat owners are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease than non cat owners, according to the American Heart Association.

Insulin Resistance: A Growing Epidemic

The epidemic of insulin resistance puts one in three Americans at risk for type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. Find out how you can prevent insulin resistance.

6 Ways to Treat a Blocked Artery

When one or more of your arteries are clogged, thankfully there’s more than one way to undo the damage.

Alternative Medicines for Cholesterol

When your total cholesterol level climbs above 240, it’s time to take action to decrease your risk for a stroke or a heart attack.
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