Statin drugs do effectively reduce cholesterol levels, but they also have a nasty reputation for debilitating side effects. Supplementing with Coenzyme Q-10 is a must for those whose doctor insists they stay on a statin medication…
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Q: Do those nasal strips and over-the-counter sprays that claim to stop snoring really work?
A: There’s no shortage of products that claim to stop snoring. Some work, some don’t. It all depends on why a person snores. The sound is created when something blocks air from freely flowing. Inflamed sinuses,
It’s sad…eggs are so misunderstood. You see, many people think that because eggs contain cholesterol, they must cause high cholesterol levels in those people who consume them. Not true! As it turns out…
Because of their pleasing aromas and sweet flavors, regularly eating citrus fruits is certainly a great way to improve your triglyceride and cholesterol numbers. But, which citrus fruits work best to achieve the health benefits?
Beneficial bacteria may help lower blood pressure.
Naturally occurring “good” bacteria, known as probiotics, when consumed in foods such as yogurt and taken as supplements can balance the gut flora and eliminate many digestive issues. Now it appears probiotics also may help lower blood pressure. Researchers in Australia reviewed nine studies
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,
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
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
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
Newsbriefs: Poor Sleep’s Effect on Immune System; Late-Onset AD; Parents’ Effect on Children’s Health
Poor Sleep Compromises Immune System, Quadruples Risk of Getting Sick
New findings add to the growing body of evidence that poor sleep is linked to increased susceptibility to catching a cold. The aim of the study, led by a UC San Francisco sleep researcher, was to determine whether sleep, measured behaviorally