Devon Schuyler

Devon Schuyler is a longtime medical writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Men’s Health, Backpacker, Fit Pregnancy, Portland Monthly, Medscape, and numerous other publications for physicians and consumers. She enjoys skiing, travel, and spending time at the beach with her family.

Latest by Devon Schuyler

Why Statins May Benefit Sleep Apnea Patients

People with sleep apnea have larger deposits of inflammatory proteins that can damage the blood vessels and lead to heart attacks.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart

New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

How Do Cholesterol Levels Affect Heart Health?

Having high HDL does not override the increased risk of heart attack and stroke in people with elevated LDL and triglycerides.

A Soda a Day Increases Belly Fat

Drinking one or more sodas or other sugary beverages a day is likely to increase belly fat, the type of fat accumulation that is most dangerous for the heart.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?

Statins may reduce the risk of heart attacks in people over 75, but these medications have potentially dangerous side effects.

Omega-3 Fats Linked to Fewer Fatal Heart Attacks

People with high levels of omega-3 fats in their bodies are less likely to have fatal heart attacks, according to a recent analysis.

Lifestyle Changes Have Long-Term Health Benefits

Quitting smoking and eating healthier have been shown to have long-lasting improvements in overall health.

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.