Talking to your doctor about your cholesterol Most people know that high cholesterol can be a killer, particularly the LDL or “bad” cholesterol that clogs arteries and causes heart attacks. If you receive abnormally high LDL results after a cholesterol check, how should you talk to your doctor about it? Dr. Josh Knowles, faculty member…

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If you’re close to your parents, chances are there are many things they’ve passed on to you that you’ve taken to heart — and possibly one you hope they haven’t. If you’ve got poor blood cholesterol levels and you and your doctor have struggled to control them, you might have familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), which is passed from parents to children.

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Keeping LDL-Cholesterol in it’s Place: Healthy Habits to Try There are a number of ways to stay healthy and lower “bad” (LDL) cholesterol. Some of us have lived our lives the same way for a long time and because of our habits, choices and lifestyle, we carry some very high LDL cholesterol numbers. At this…

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