Sep 15, 2000 Issue
Alternative Therapies: Part II. Congestive Heart Failure and Hypercholesterolemia [Article]

Natural supplements are widely used by the American public but, while claims of their therapeutic effects abound, medical research does not always support their effectiveness. Clinical trials using Q10 for the management of congestive heart failure have had conflicting results; hawthorn is prescribe...

Jun 1, 2000 Issue
Choosing Drug Therapy for Patients with Hyperlipidemia [Article]

Almost 13 million American adults require drug therapy to meet the low-density lipoprotein goals set by the National Cholesterol Education Program. Attempts to achieve these goals through diet and exercise are often unsuccessful. Major studies in recent years have demonstrated that statins decrease ...

Feb 1, 2000 Issue
Dietary Therapy for Children with Hypercholesterolemia [Article]

Accumulating evidence clearly shows that atherosclerosis begins in youth. The National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) has recommended that children at high risk of developing coronary artery disease as adults be screened so that those with elevated low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol lev...

Oct 15, 1998 Issue
Diffuse Papular Eruption [Photo Quiz]

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

May 1, 1998 Issue
Management of Dyslipidemia in Adults [Article]

The importance of treating dyslipidemias based on cardiovascular risk factors is highlighted by the National Cholesterol Education Program guidelines. The first step in evaluation is to exclude secondary causes of hyperlipidemia. Assessment of the patient's risk for coronary heart disease helps dete...

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