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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 […]


Lou Reed performing at Lollapalooza music festival, Chicago in 2009. (AP Photo)

Wife: Lou Reed recovering after liver transplant

LONDON (AP) — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Saturday in a British newspaper. Laurie Anderson told the Times of […]


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FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill which was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may not be as risky as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug […]


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Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

(AP) – A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely […]


Even fit baby boomers won't escape heart problems

CHICAGO (AP) – Here’s a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart problems or have a stroke. The upside is that […]


Basketball tourney leads to vasectomies

As NCAA Basketball Tournament goes into full swing, many fans will be watching the games with a beer in hand. However, some will be watching with an icepack nearby. The Cleveland Clinic says there is an approximately […]



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