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Skin cancer from blood pressure drugs

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A disturbing (at least to me) study published last year (but one which I was just reminded of again recently) in the Journal of American Dermatology concluded that people – like me, alas – who use a very popular blood pressure-lowering drug called hydrochlorothiazide (HCT) are significantly more likely than people who don’t use that […]

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Statins work even better if . . .

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According to the conclusions of a recent study out of Italy in the International Journal of Cardiology, if you’re one of the millions and millions of people out there taking a statin drug, you might get a much better bang for your buck if you combine it with a stricter adherence to the much-praised Mediterranean […]