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Melissa Healy

Melissa Healy is a health and science reporter with the Los Angeles Times writing from the Washington, D.C., area. She covers prescription drugs, obesity, nutrition and exercise, and neuroscience, mental health and human behavior. She's been at The Times for more than 30 years, and has covered national security, environment, domestic social policy, Congress and the White House. As a baby boomer, she keenly follows trends in midlife weight gain, memory loss and the health benefits of red wine.
Uncle Sam wants you to sit less and move more. Here’s how you can meet the new exercise guidelines

Whoever you are, whatever you do, you can almost certainly do better by moving more and sitting less. That’s the idea behind new national guidelines for physical activity from the federal Department of Health and Human Services.

With better drugs for high cholesterol, doctors become more ambitious with their treatment goals

The nation's heart doctors have said that when it comes to treating high cholesterol, aiming for lower targets will save lives — and will require more extensive use of a new generation of drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors.

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