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2014-04-02 08:26:30

First and Goal Campaign encourages small, achievable accomplishments in cholesterol management NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kowa Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kurt Warner, Super Bowl winner and two-time NFL MVP, and his wife Brenda, to launch First and Goal, a national education initiative to help people prioritize heart health. The campaign encourages the 71 million Americans living with high cholesterol to develop a personalized game plan to get...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-03-31 12:28:14

Data demonstrates that the NMR LipoProfile® test provides clinically reliable information to help reduce cardiovascular events, especially in patients with diabetes and those on statin therapy WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LipoScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPDX), a diagnostic company pioneering a new field of personalized nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) diagnostics to advance the quality of patient care in cardiovascular, metabolic and other diseases, today announced data showing that...

2014-03-31 09:39:28

Popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may offer added benefit for men with erectile dysfunction Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. Erectile dysfunction is common in older men, especially among those with cardiovascular risk factors...

2014-03-28 08:26:53

U.S. Healthcare Professionals Now Can Perform Lab-Accurate Lipid and Liver Diagnostics with a simple fingerstick using the Piccolo® Blood Chemistry Analyzer. UNION CITY, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced the Food and Drug Administration granted CLIA waived status for capillary draw for CHOL, HDL and TRIG. Combined with existing CLIA waived tests for...

2014-03-17 08:30:17

Study Meets Primary Endpoint of LDL Cholesterol Reduction THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced that the Phase 3 TESLA (Trial Evaluating PCSK9 Antibody in Subjects with LDL Receptor Abnormalities) trial evaluating evolocumab met its primary endpoint of the percent reduction from baseline at week 12 in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C). The percent reduction in LDL-C, or "bad" cholesterol, was clinically meaningful and statistically...

2014-02-11 23:28:11

Avail is conducting a randomized, placebo-controlled study to assess the efficacy, long-term safety and tolerability of a new high cholesterol drug in subjects with primary hyperlipidemia or mixed dyslipidemia at risk of cardiovascular events. DeLand, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 *To see if you qualify for this High Cholesterol Clinical Study in DeLand, visit Avail Clinical Research on the web (http://www.availclinical.com) or contact us directly at (386) 785-2404. There is no cost to...

2014-02-10 23:01:08

Flood Law Group released a statement today announcing that they are now investigating claims for patients who developed type-2 diabetes after being prescribed Lipitor. Lipitor belongs to a family of drugs known as “statins,” which have been shown to increase the risk of new-onset diabetes in some cases. (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 Flood Law Group today announced that they are actively investigating claims by any patient who allegedly developed type-2 diabetes after taking the...

2014-02-06 12:27:16

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study, "Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets," published in the January issue of Nutrition Reviews, examined 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses to assess the potential of probiotics in reducing LDL-cholesterol. Of the probiotics examined, L. reuteri?NCIMB 30242 (Cardioviva(TM)) was found to best meet therapeutic lifestyle change (TLC) dietary requirements by: 1....

2014-02-03 23:24:59

Save 10% on all heart health lab testing in February. Use promo code HEART10 when ordering to save. Brecksville, OH (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 With Valentine's Day around the corner, Request A Test, a leading national provider of direct to consumer lab testing, wants to remind everyone to take care of their heart. During the month of February, all testing orders from the heart health category will be 10% off. To take advantage of this savings, customers just need to use promo code...