NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One-third of people with heart disease have their cholesterol levels checked more often than guidelines recommend, a new study of Veterans Affairs (VA) patients suggests. Full story
(Reuters) - Shares of Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc <ISIS.O> rose as much as 24 percent after the drugmaker said its experimental drug reduced triglycerides, a type of fat, in blood and increased the level of "good" cholesterol. Full story
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. Full story
Dr. Keri Peterson of Women’s Health magazine shares the latest information on must-have screenings for women, explaining how often you should have your blood pressure, thyroid, and other functions checked.
More and more people are self-diagnosing simple ailments these days instead of enduring long waits in doctor’s offices and troubling with insurance claims. Dr. Keri Peterson, who writes a column for Women’s Health, shows off some simple and effective DIY medical kits.
Marc Beer, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals CEO, discusses a drug in the company's pipeline that treats patients with severe cholesterol disorder.
CNBC's Seema Mody reports which companies are diving into the injectable cholesterol fighters.
TODAY nutritionist Joy Bauer shares the latest news and celebrity buzz in the health world, including how singer Pink got her pre-baby body back, the best ways to lower your cholesterol, and a new study that suggests cranberry juice may not help prevent UTIs.
This undated handout image, provided by Merck & Co. Inc. on March 9, 2009, shows the cholesterol drug Vytorin. REUTERS/Courtesy of Merck/Handout
**FILE** An overweight man is shown in Washington in this 2003 file photo. A new study suggests that a surprising number of overweight people, about half, have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while an equally startling number of trim people suffer from some of the ills associated with