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Nag, nag, nag: It works

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No shocker here: A pretty good study from the US presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Heart Association found that nagging works to get people to do stuff that they may not do otherwise, which in this case was to take their statin drug the way it was prescribed. Background here is […]

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Tuco had it right

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In The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Tuco , who is submerged in a bathtub and is about to be shot by a man who is hunting him, shoots the man first and then offers a great motto to live by: “If you’re gonna shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.” Which is a great way to […]

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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 […]

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More good news about statins

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If you’re an aging male doctor, the good news from a recent study is that a statin drug, something nearly every aging male doctor I know is taking in some form, can significantly raise your risk of living longer (18 % longer life expectancy in this study), and just as important, also lower your risk […]

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Statins: Take or take a break?

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Full disclaimer: I’ve been on 10 mg of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for over 25 years because of high LDL and total cholesterol levels and every single one of my well-meaning doctors, who I really do believe actually like me (I may be wrong but if I am, I don’t want to know) and want to look […]