Items Tagged ‘cholesterol’

February 2, 2010

Fall in love with your body naked, clothed, anytime!

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Take a good look at these six ultra-relatable women and it’s clear that body confidence comes in every conceivable shape and size. Meagan Hess, 28: A fit bride-to-be who longs to be leaner in time for her wedding…   The pros’ input…Comparing her body with a star’s may make her dislike her shape more. Meagan’s […]

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Tags: cholesterol


November 23, 2009

Your arteries will thank you

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Small changes in diet and exercise can make a big difference in your cholesterol level…   Years ago, a dietitian studied my diet and told me I wasn’t getting enough protein. So I started eating two or three fried eggs for breakfast. No more. Now I opt for two hard-boiled eggs, minus the yolk.   […]

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Tags: cholesterol, eggs


November 17, 2009

Doctors gird for patient anxiety over Zetia data

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The good news for Merck & Co’s Zetia cholesterol fighter is that doctors do not seem unduly concerned about its latest setback in a clinical trial. The bad news is they think patient anxiety will cause its sales to drop anyway…   Dr. Stephen Kopecky, professor of medicine and cardiovascular disease at the prestigious Mayo […]

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Tags: cholesterol, Zetia


September 24, 2009

Mayo Clinic Health Manager Now Includes Features for People Managing Hypertension and High Cholesterol

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

As part of Mayo Clinic and Microsoft Corp.’s shared vision to help families take better care of their health, the two companies have made enhancements to Mayo Clinic Health Manager, a free online application designed to help people organize and better manage their health. People with conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol will now […]

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Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, Mayo Clinic Health Manager


September 22, 2009

Cholesterol conundrum

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

The TV commercial is enticing: A crestfallen man, whose doctor has ordered him to lower his cholesterol, is dragging a bulging bag of junk food out to the trash when a postal carrier happens by and hands him a free sample of a breakfast cereal that, viewers are told, can lower cholesterol.   The Mayo […]

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