Sep 1, 2010 Issue
Screening for Hyperlipidemia in Children: Primum Non Nocere [Editorials: Controversies in Family Medicine]

Only 40 to 55 percent of children with elevated cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein levels will continue to have elevated lipids on follow-up. A recent evidence review supporting the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement on lipid screening in children reached the following conclusions: (...

Sep 1, 2010 Issue
Multiple Erythematous-Yellow, Dome-Shaped Papules [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

May 1, 2010 Issue
Diet and Exercise in the Management of Hyperlipidemia [Article]

Dietary factors that influence lipid levels include modification of nutritional components, consumption of specific foods, use of food additives and supplements, and major dietary approaches. The most beneficial changes result from reducing intake of saturated and trans fats; increasing intake of po...

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: E.B. is a 50-year-old black woman who comes to your office for weight-loss counseling. She reports that her brother recently had a heart attack at 58 years of age. She does not smoke and takes no medications other than a daily multivitamin.

Dec 1, 2009 Issue
Screening for Lipid Disorders in Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

Screening men: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) strongly recommends screening men 35 years and older for lipid disorders.

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
AAP Clinical Report on Lipid Screening in Children [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a clinical report in July 2008 that recommends lipid screening in children and adolescents with a fasting lipid profile, and focuses on improving childhood and adolescent lipid and lipoprotein concentrations to lower the lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease.

Apr 15, 2009 Issue
White, Opaque Fluid in a Blood Draw [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Mar 1, 2008 Issue
AHA Publishes Statement on Drug Therapy for Lipid Abnormalities in Children and Adolescents [Practice Guidelines]

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published a scientific statement on drug therapy for the treatment of high-risk lipid abnormalities in children and adolescents.

May 1, 2007 Issue
Management of Hypertriglyceridemia [Article]

Hypertriglyceridemia is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and acute pancreatitis. Along with lowering low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels and raising high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lowering triglyceride levels in high-risk patients (e.g., those with card...

Apr 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Reports on Trends in Cholesterol Screening and Awareness [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published a report on the prevalence of cholesterol screening and awareness using data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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