Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)

Familial Hypercholesterolemia: A Stanford Patient Story

It started a long time ago. I was 15 when my father passed away at age 39 from a heart attack due to cholesterol. And once that happened, the family doctor said, "Everyone now needs…

By: Stanford Health Care
The Facts on Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

As you know a healthy lifestyle helps prevent a multitude of health issues including for example high cholestoral, but now the unimaginable. This morning in our ongoing series "behind…

By: TheBalancingAct
Statin Therapy To Prevent Heart Attacks - Heiner Vogelbach, MD

The risk factors for heart attacks can include elevated cholesterol levels, increased blood pressure, tobacco use, diabetes, and a family history of heart disease just to name a few.…

By: DocsTalk
Xanthelasma

Xanthelasma is a sharply demarcated yellowish deposit of fat underneath the skin, usually on or around the eyelids. While they are neither harmful nor painful, these minor growths may…

By: Audiopedia
Chapter 10 Diet and Health

Today we will be exploring Chapter 10 Diet and Health. We will focus on five different subtopics: Cancer, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Cardiovascular Disease, Metabolic Syndrome…

By: Kweli Gale