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Research presented today at Digestive Disease WeekÂ® 2009 (DDWÂ®) demonstrates the tremendous progress being made in the field of weight management, including alternatives to gastric bypass surgery that are successful in terms of both weight loss and resolution of common co-morbidities including hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and other disabling conditions.
Patients newly diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol are significantly more likely to delay initiating recommended drug treatment if they face higher co-payments for medications, according to a new RAND Corporation study.
Results reflect impact of pediatric obesity epidemic and evolving approach to treatment of co-morbidities WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A study by CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) published today in the April 2009 issue of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, found that over a two-and-a-half year period ending in June 2007, the use of medications to treat high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes among children increased 15.2%.
Current research suggests that lowering cholesterol may block the growth of prostate tumors. The related report by Solomon et al, "Ezetimibe Is an Inhibitor of Tumor Angiogenesis," appears in the March 2009 issue of The American Journal of Pathology.
Less than one percent of children aged 12 to 17 are likely to need drug treatments for high cholesterol, according to a new study.
One of the biggest challenges facing primary care physicians treating patients with high cholesterol is getting patients to agree and adhere to recommended treatments, be they in the form of pharmaceutical therapy, lifestyle modifications, or a combination of each.
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By Strazewski, Len Use of CDHPs requires agents to work closely with employers and plan providers Consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs) may be exciting new plan designs for managing and sometimes reducing employer health plans costs, but they aren't without pitfalls.
By JANJARVIS FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. But she eventually abandoned the medication.
By Jan Jarvis FORT WORTH, Texas - Beverly Morgan of Arlington, Texas, was 16 when she started taking the popular cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin. However, she eventually abandoned the medication.
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