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When the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released a new set of guidelines for pharmaceutical management of blood cholesterol in mid-November, many people — physicians and patients alike — were surprised. According to estimates by the authors, the new guidelines ...
- Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
- Well Being Centers
New guidelines, issued on Nov. 12, by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology, call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs as a preventative measure for heart attacks and strokes. Matthew Lucks, MD, ...
- Thursday, November 14th, 2013
- Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Medical understanding of role of dietary fat in health and wellness has changed greatly in the past 40 years. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says fats and oils supplied about 45 percent of calories during the 1960s. Back then, the adult obesity rate was 9.7 percent, and less than 1 percent of ...
- Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold public hearings on whether drugs commonly prescribed for high cholesterol, high blood pressure, migraine headaches and asthma should be available over the counter. Scripps cardiologist Matthew Lucks, MD, discusses the possible pitfalls of this ...
- Monday, March 19th, 2012
- Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
In this week’s installment of The San Diego Union-Tribune’s “Savvy Patient” column, Scripps Health provides insight about seeking a second opinion after a diagnosis. In many cases, seeking a second opinion can be vital to a positive outcome after an initial diagnosis. This is especially true for ...
- Tuesday, January 25th, 2011