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  • A second opinion on statins

    According to two respected medical organizations, up to twice as many of us — nearly a third of all adults — should be taking statins to avoid heart attack and stroke. But statins, the potent cholesterol-lowering medications of which Lipitor...
  • Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations

    Cardiologists cast doubt on new statin recommendations
    Some of the nation's most influential cardiologists are challenging new recommendations that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication to reduce their chances of a heart attack or stroke. The guidelines issued last week...
  • Fit firefighters less prone to injury: study

    Fit firefighters less prone to injury: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a physically demanding job like firefighting, fitness is a basic requirement and may protect against injury, U.S. researchers say. After tracking men and women in the Tucson, Arizona, fire department for five years, the...
  • Risk calculator for determining statin use needs fixing, doctors say

    Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
  • Pro athletes hustling for South Florida kids

    Pro athletes hustling for South Florida kids
    Many professional South Florida athletes, along with the backing of their organizations, are putting their platform to positive use to bring well-needed attention to causes dear to their hearts. Below you’ll find a selection of these athletes’...
  • Erectile dysfunction can be predictor of heart attack

    Erectile dysfunction can be  predictor of heart attack
    Dear Pharmacist: I have a bedroom problem. I took Viagra for several years, and it stopped working, so I was put on Cialis. Sometimes that helps, sometimes not. I'm too embarrassed to ask my doctor again. She says this is a part of aging because I am 58....
  • Cardiologists recommend wider use of statin drugs

    Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
  • ARCHIVE: Battling Parkinson's disease, Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver finds inspiration in his 5-year-old son (June 18, 2006)

    Her reach was instinctive, like stretching for the snooze button. No need to look. Hold hands as often as Traci and Jim Weaver, and the fingers interlock naturally. Except this time Traci's right hand didn't connect with Jim's left. This time Traci's...
  • Testosterone medication may boost risk of heart attack, stroke, death

    Treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days among men of a certain age. But men bothered by a midlife dip in energy and sex drive may want to think twice about bumping up their "low T" with a testosterone supplement, a new study says. The...
  • Cancer breaks all the rules

    Cancer breaks all the rules
    I hate losing. I hate it when I lose my keys, lose my way, or lose my train of thought. I have spent my life trying to learn the rules of every game that I played in an effort to ensure that I was always prepared and that I had everything that I needed to...
  • Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled

    Kirk, Duckworth promote treaty on rights of disabled
    WASHINGTON — Speaking today on behalf of his "fellow broken people," Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, urged the Senate to ratify a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled. Kirk, who is retired from the Navy Reserve,...