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Newsbriefs: Stenting; Heart Disease; Asthma; Stroke Risk

Dual antiplatelet therapy after stenting: longer is better.
After stenting, patients are routinely prescribed two drugs—aspirin and either clopidogrel or prasugrel—for six to 12 months to prevent a blood clot from forming inside the stent and to reduce the risk of heart attack. Now a study published in the Nov. 16,

Over Time, Slightly Elevated LDL Cholesterol Increases Heart Risk

It is well known that the longer you smoke cigarettes, the greater your risk of heart disease. Now it appears that ongoing, higher-than-normal cholesterol levels have the same effect.
A study conducted at Duke Clinical Research Institute found that 55-year-old adults with moderately elevated levels of non-HDL cholesterol for 11 to

3. Managing Other Conditions

Whether we are aware of it or not, our skin is engaged in an around-the-clock fight against forces from within and without. Regardless of the direction from which they come, if these conditions, disorders, and diseases prevail, even on a temporary basis, the results can be painful and unsightly. Box

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

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