American College of Cardiology

People attend the American College of Cardiology's conference in Washington, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Studies find new drugs greatly lower cholesterol

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new class of experimental medicines can dramatically lower cholesterol, raising hopes of a fresh option for people who can’t tolerate or don’t get enough help from Lipitor and other statin drugs […]

03/29/2014

The TheraP Deluxe Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with DK Technology(TM), which uses a built-in microphone to take an accurate reading.  (PRNewsFoto/HoMedics)

Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. […]

12/18/2013

Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued […]

11/12/2013

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Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with PTSD, New Orleans residents six years after Katrina and Greeks struggling through financial turmoil.

03/10/2013

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