Struggling With Muscle Aches and Pains? Your Cholesterol-Lowering Medication May Be To Blame

While muscle pain has many causes—tension, stress, overuse, strains, minor injuries and sprains—a new study says commonly prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs may also cause our sore muscles.

The study, published by Cleveland Clinic researchers in the American Journal of Cardiology,...
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Understanding Nuts and Seeds

In light of the recently published STALL (Statins and Almonds to Lower Lipoproteins) trial, I would like to use this forum to discuss some of the health benefits of nuts and seeds. The results of this study are important as they suggested that regularly consuming almonds help reduce the amount...
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MDVIP Personalized Healthcare Model Saves Money & Improves Care: Just the Remedy Americans Are Looking For

From the Affordable Care Act and new healthcare laws to consumers improving their own health, Americans are on a mission to cut their healthcare costs – without sacrificing care. A recent study reveals they can get both – and more.

The MDVIP model results in improved outcomes for patients...
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Can A Banana A Day Keep the Doctor Away? New Study Suggests Potassium Helps Lower Blood Pressure

Dietary potassium, found in fruits and vegetables like bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach may help control blood pressure, according to researchers from the University of Southern California. The key to controlling blood pressure may be as simple as reducing your sodium intake and raising your...
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Eat Smart for Your Heart

Eating the right foods for your heart is especially important if you have atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ACSVD), which occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries. A heart-healthy diet can also help prevent ACSVD. But if you’re confused about what to put in your grocery cart,...
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