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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
Living With

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.

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart
Symptoms

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.

Should You Take Statins in Your 80s?
Treatment

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.

Lifestyle Changes Have Long-Term Health Benefits
Lifestyle

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
Treatment

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.