Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one about supplements and statins.
While many people take statins to protect their heart health, these drugs often are misunderstood — especially when it comes to the safety of these life-saving medicines.
Over-the-counter acne treatments can help you keep your skin clear and blemish-free. But some of these lotions and gels also could produce dangerous reactions that may, in rare circumstances, be life-threatening. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a warning that says products containing the ingredients benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can cause rare … Read More
Not only do statins lower LDL cholesterol, they also have been shown to substantially reduce the risk of having a heart attack or dying of heart disease. While statins are well tolerated by most people, they do sometimes have side effects that can limit their use, says Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation … Read More
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People forget that physicians are patients, too. We get sick. We need treatment. We visit our fellow doctors. In fact, physicians often are the worst patients. We don’t make time for our health needs — as I failed to do while suffering from sinus congestion and pain for several weeks recently. We think we already … Read More