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Docs at odds over kids’ cholesterol test guidance

July 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CHICAGO (AP) — Should all U.S. children get tested for high cholesterol? Doctors are still debating that question months after a government-appointed panel recommended widespread screening that would lead to prescribing medicine for some kids.
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Lipitor’s sales halved by new generic competition

December 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

That’s despite a very aggressive effort by Lipitor maker Pfizer Inc. to keep patients on its pill, which generated peak sales of $13 billion a year, through patient subsidies and big rebates to insurers. Lipitor lost patent protection on Nov. 30 in the U.S. Continue Reading

Doctor panel: Test every child for high cholesterol between ages 9 and 11

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Studies show that is missing many children with high cholesterol, and the number of them at risk is growing because of the obesity epidemic. Still, this new advice is expected to be controversial.
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New ‘super broccoli’ helps reduces blood stream cholesterol

October 26, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The super vegetable is part of an increasing tendency among producers to inject extra nutrients into foods, ranging from calcium-enriched orange juice to fortified sugary cereals and milk with added omega 3 fatty acids. Continue Reading

Next big thing? Big cholesterol drop with new drug

November 17, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

An experimental drug boosted good cholesterol so high and dropped bad cholesterol so low in a study that doctors were stunned and voiced renewed hopes for an entirely new way of preventing heart attacks and strokes. Continue Reading