Mystery meat is a thing of the past. Starting today, the Department of Agriculture is requiring nutrition labels on 40 of the most popular cuts of beef and poultry.
The labels are similar to those shoppers have grown accustom to seeing on items like canned soup and cereal. The... more »
The DASH eating plan known to help lower blood pressure and cholesterol has also been found to reduce the risk of a heart attack.
The DASH diet emphasizes fruits, veggies and lean meats, while reducing saturated fats, red meat and sugar.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins found patients on... more »
Walgreens and AARP have begun offering free health screenings in Colorado Springs.
Six health tests valued at $140 -- bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass analysis -- will be given free in Colorado Springs and Pueblo through Aug. 21.
It's part of the... more »
Six health tests valued at $140 -- bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, waist circumference and body mass analysis -- will be given free in Colorado Springs and Pueblo over the next two weeks.
It's part of the AARP-Walgreens Wellness Tour. It takes about 25 minutes to complete all... more »
Federal health advisers say expanded use of AstraZeneca's cholesterol pill Crestor can benefit patients with healthy cholesterol levels by preventing heart attack, stroke and death. A Food and Drug Administration panel voted 12-4 this week that Crestor's benefits outweigh its risks in patients with normal cholesterol and no history of... more »
There's new information about the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs called Statins out of the American College of Chest Physicians annual meeting. One study finds taking Statins significantly lowers the risk for blood clots among patients with atherosclerosis, or hardened arteries.
However, a second study finds Statins may have a negative... more »
A new treatment for swine flu may already be on pharmacy shelves - cholesterol-lowering statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor.
A large study found that people who were taking these drugs when they caught seasonal flu and had to be hospitalized were twice as likely to survive than those... more »
Score another victory for the cheap, cholesterol-lowering wonder drugs known as statins.
A new study out of the Netherlands shows people having an artery unclogged or repaired were much less likely to die or have a heart attack afterward if they took preventive doses of the pills before and... more »