Statin Medications

Are Statin Medications Safe to Take?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Are Statin Medications Safe to Take?

Statins and other cholesterol-lowering drugs are very popular. Statin medications work to help lower cholesterol levels in the blood. By lowering cholesterol levels, they help prevent coronary heart disease (CHD).

Hold the Statins, Stat!

By Adriane Fugh-Berman, MD | Jan 6, 2014 | Comments Off on Hold the Statins, Stat!

New guidelines released in November 2013 by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) advised preventing heart attacks by treating cardiovascular risk factors instead of high cholesterol. Seemed like a good idea at first.