Unhealthy cholesterol levels (low HDL, high LDL, and high triglycerides) increase the risk for heart disease and heart attack. Some risk factors for cholesterol can be controlled (diet, exercise, weight) while others cannot (age, gender, and family history).
From puberty on, men tend to have lower HDL (good cholesterol) levels than women. One reason is that the female sex hormone estrogen is associated with higher HDL levels. Because of this, premenopausal women...Read more
This month we've been focusing on cholesterol, for National Cholesterol Education Month. So, it's a great time to think about how things... Read more »
Traditionally, during this season of holidays, families gather together to celebrate. Often, for adult children, the setting of the... Read more »
One of my gripes with Mom’s nursing home was that some of the aides were not trained to work with people with dementia. I can remember... Read more »