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Guidelines set approach for adults with chronic kidney disease

Recent guidelines for managing cholesterol  in people with chronic kidney disease recommend that doctors decide which drugs to prescribe on the basis of patients’ overall risk of coronary events, not just on their low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol levels. Kidney Disease …

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Overall heart-healthy diet is more important than occasional indulgences

The fourth in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Don’t sweat satisfying a sweet tooth every now and then. New cardiovascular

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Doctor discussion is key for cholesterol treatment

The third in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. There have been a lot of questions about the new cholesterol

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New heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines released

The first in a five-part series of articles that explain the new heart disease and stroke prevention guidelines. Obesity should be treated like a disease and cholesterol-lowering drugs could

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Stroke therapy research receives $2 million award

Duke researcher Dr. Adrian Hernandez is investigating common stroke medications and therapies for stroke survivors -- particularly those over 65 years old, women and minorities -- to help