| Nov 19, 2013
According to two respected medical organizations, up to twice as many of us — nearly a third of all adults — should be taking statins to avoid heart attack and stroke. But statins, the potent cholesterol-lowering medications of which Lipitor...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:42 PM
Less than a week after the American Heart Assn. and the nation's cardiologists issued guidelines that would greatly expand the number of Americans taking a statin medication, the guidelines have been faulted for overestimating patients' risk of heart...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:49 PM
One of John Fox's favorite sayings is "Next man up."
Whenever a starter goes out, his replacement needs to step right in and keep things rolling.
This time, that next man up is defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, who's in charge of the Denver...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Are you among the more than 70 million American adults who should be discussing the possibility of statin therapy with a physician to reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke? For many, the answer may come as a surprise.
Getting that answer is...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Denver Broncos Coach John Fox needs heart surgery and will miss several weeks, team spokesman Patrick Smyth confirmed Saturday night.
Fox, 58, will undergo aortic valve replacement surgery early next week at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The Broncos did...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back the bacon (or at least the full-fat yogurt). Saturated fat is not the widow-maker it's been made out to be, writes British...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:55 PM
"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a moving bit of mischief and mayhem that will break your heart, give you hope, make you laugh, possibly cry.
Set in the Brooklyn projects a few years after the economic slide of 2008, it follows the saga of...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:43 AM
A wire the width of a hair. A balloon just a few millimeters wide. A needle measuring 11 centimeters exactly.
These were the tools that a team of doctors in Los Angeles used to open up a narrow aortic valve in the heart of a 25-week-old fetus still...
| Sep 26, 2013
Re "Full access to a medical specialist? It'll cost you," Column, Sept. 24
David Lazarus misses the target. The medical marketplace is not about having the right mix of Corollas, Cadillacs or Bentleys. The concierge movement in medicine — in which...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:44 PM
So-called concierge medicine — doctors asking their patients to pay an extra fee just to remain under their care — has been around for a while.
It's an offensive idea, but I get it, especially when it comes to family practitioners who look...