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  • Health and Wellness

    The Scoop on the New Statin Guidelines

    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 ...

  • Scripps in the News

    Scripps Cardiologist Discusses New Changes to Statin Guidelines

    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, ...

  • Health and Wellness

    The Secrets of Healthy Fats

    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
  • Scripps in the News

    FDA to Examine Self-Screening to Treat Disease

    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 ...

  • Scripps in the News

    The Savvy Patient - Don’t Shy Away from Getting a Second Opinion

    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