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OTC Generic Lipitor? Will Consumers Monitor Their Own Cholesterol Levels? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Mar 2014 12:00am Since Lipitor has come off patent, Pfizer has been facing very serious competition from the manufacturers of generic copies of its former cash-cow (see:  Pfizer Lipitor Sales Are Threatened by Ranbaxy Generic Copy ). But the company continues to try to breathe new life into the product by now proposing an OTC ve ... Read on »
Can Magnetic Scan Monitor Cholesterol? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:18pm According to a study, a modified magnetic scan can identify whether cholesterol-lowering statin drug are actually unblocking the clogged arteries. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan has been used to monitor blocked arteries. However, the results can only be seen after more than one year. The improved version of MRI by Hopk ... Read on »
New smartphone device that monitors cholesterol by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Mon 16 Dec 2013 3:29am Engineers at Cornell University have developed asmartphone accessory that can detect biomarkersA substance that can be measured to help healthcare professionals to assess normal processes, disease processes or a person's response to treatment. in a drop of bloodA fluid that transports oxygen and other sub ... Read on »
Eating High Cholesterol Foods And Staying Healthy Too! by Lucy J. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 10:01pm “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are,” said the French philosopher. Two hundred years later, doctors agree. If you eat unhealthy, you end up unhealthy. Here we focus on just one of many dietary villains: cholesterol, and his sidekick, triglycerides. If you want to steer clear of heart ... Read on »
Cholesterol Levels Elevated in Toddlers Taking Anti-HIV Drugs by Medline Plus Posted Mon 21 Nov 2011 5:41pm Toddlers receiving anti-HIV drugs have higher cholesterol levels, on average, than do their peers who do not have HIV, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The researchers found that cholesterol levels tended to be highest among ... Read on »
Do We Need MRI Monitoring of Carotid Atherotic Plaque to Assess Statin Treatment? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 12:00am I continue to be impressed by the ability of cardiologists to both control many of their own imaging studies and also to generate ideas for new types of cardiovascular imaging studies. A case in point is a recent article discussing the use of MRIs to assess the response of carotid artery atheromas to treatment with a statin (see: Cho ... Read on »
Do You Know What Your Cholesterol Test Results Mean? by Tonie K. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:06pm 1 Comment So, you’re worried about your cholesterol levels and you have a blood test. Tragedy, the blood test reveals your total cholesterol levels are over 200. What does this really mean? Most people aren’t sure about how to read their own blood test results, so rely on their doctor’s explanation. Below is an explanation of what your ... Read on »
Why having high cholesterol isn't always bad by Mark Hyman, M.D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 17 Sep 2008 12:05am 2 Comments Lowering cholesterol can be harmful to your health. Sound crazy? It’s true. In fact, a recent study in “The New England Journal of Medicine” shows that even if your bad cholesterol (LDL) is under 70, statin drugs don’t protect you if your good (HDL) cholesterol is also low. That’s obvious if you know the real cause of heart disease -- w ... Read on »
Foods That Help Lower Cholesterol by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 8:33am After analyzing people’s lives and what must be done to improve it, it all comes down to health. If people will realize the importance of their health then, it will improve their lives immensely. Health is wealth after all. One of the things that people should prioritize is to monitor the following: Blood Sugar Levels ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for High Cholesterol by Better Health Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm 1 Comment Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for High Cholesterol: Blood lipids Blood Pressure Blood Pressure Monitors Cholesterol Cholesterol Electrocardiogram Heart Heart Rate Monitors Irregular Heartbeat Detection Triglycerides Of course, these are just some of the common tests and diagnostic ... Read on »