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  1. Cholesterol and Triglycerides Tests Covers cholesterol and triglyceride blood tests to measure fatty substances intheblood. Explains why tests are done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  2. High Cholesterol Covers the kinds of cholesterol. Explains that cholesterol is one of many risk factors for heart attack and stroke. Covers treatment to lower risk of heart attack and stroke that includes healthy habits and statins.
  3. Cholesterol Test: Understanding the Test Learn what is checked during a cholesterol test, why you might need one, and what the results may mean.
  4. Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitors for High Cholesterol
  5. High Cholesterol: Effect of Food on Cholesterol
  6. Cholesterol Treatment Guidelines
  7. Diabetes: Cholesterol Levels
  8. Nicotinic Acid (Niacin) for High Cholesterol Covers nicotinic acid medicine to treat high cholesterol. Includes generic and brand names such as niacin (Niacor and Niaspan). Looks at why it is used and how well it works. Includes possible side effects.
  9. Bile Acid Sequestrants for High Cholesterol Covers bile acid sequestrants drugs to treat high cholesterol. Includes generic and brand names such as cholestyramine and colesevelam (Welchol). Covers why they are used, how well they work, and side effects. Includes info on when to take.
  10. Fibric Acid Derivatives for High Cholesterol Covers fibric acid derivative medicines to treat high cholesterol. Includes generic and brand names such as fenofibrate (Tricor) and gemfibrozil (Lopid). Looks at how they work to lower triglycerides and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol. Includes side effects.
  11. Statins for High Cholesterol Discusses medicines used to treat high cholesterol. Lists generic and brand names like atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Altocor) and rosuvastatin (Crestor). Covers side effects.
  12. Cholesterol in Children and Teens
  13. High Cholesterol: Making Lifestyle Changes
  14. Cholesterol: Choosing a Heart-Healthy Life Learn about making healthy changes that can help lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  15. When to Have a Cholesterol Test
  16. High Cholesterol: Healthy Food Choices
  17. Cholesterol: How It Raises Your Risk Learn how high cholesterol raises your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  18. Heart Attack and Stroke in Women: Reducing Your Risk Covers risk of heart disease and stroke in women. Lists things that increase risk. Lists prevention steps, such as diet, exercise, not smoking, managing cholesterol and blood pressure, and making decisions on birth control and hormone therapy.
  19. Tony's Story: Taking Medicine for High Cholesterol
  20. Cholesterol Numbers: What They Mean for Your Health Learn what your cholesterol numbers mean for your health.
  21. High Cholesterol: How a Dietitian Can Help
  22. Cholesterol and Triglycerides: Eating Fish and Fish Oil
  23. Lipid Panel Briefly discusses lipid panel, a blood test that measures cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. Covers why a lipid panel might be ordered. Also covers how to prepare for test.
  24. Linda's Story: Quitting Smoking Lowers My Risk
  25. Nephrotic Syndrome Discusses nephrotic syndrome, a sign kidneys aren't working right. Includes high levels of protein in urine, low levels of protein inblood, and high cholesterol. Discusses swelling (edema) and kidney failure. Covers causes like diabetes. Covers treatment.
  26. Metabolic Syndrome Discusses metabolic syndrome, a group of health problems that increase risk for diabetes and heart disease (coronary artery disease). Covers risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Covers diet and exercise to improve health.
  27. Statins: Should I Take Them to Prevent a Heart Attack or Stroke? Guides people not already diagnosed with heart disease through decision to take statin medicine to lower risk of heart attack or stroke. Covers cholesterol and other risk factors. Includes interactive tool to help you make your decision.
  28. Taking Statins: How Others Decided Hear why some people choose medicine and why others try to change their habits first.
  29. Statins: Should You Take Them to Lower Your Risk? Compare the pros and cons of taking a statin to lower your risk for heart attack and stroke.
  30. Statins: Overcoming Barriers to Taking Them Learn how to find what is getting inthe way of taking your statin pill every day.
  31. Joe's Story: Changing My Lifestyle
  32. Heart Health: Where Will You Be in 5 Years? Hear what motivated other people to make changes to keep their heart healthy.
  33. Heart Health: Finding Support for Healthy Changes Hear how one woman found the support she needed to make heart-healthy choices.
  34. Heart-Healthy Eating
  35. Eating Right When You Have More Than One Health Problem
  36. Statins Are Important After a Heart Attack Learn why taking a statin pill is such an important part of your treatment.
  37. Diabetes: Lower Your Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

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