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What are the indications for high-intensity statin therapy for hyperlipidemia?

New joint guidelines were released in 2013 by ACC/AHA on the management of hyperlipidemia.  In these guidelines, there are 3 criteria for high intensity statin therapy: 135 more words


Health vs M.O.T

Picture this. You’ve got a really rubbish car, the dealer cheated you and you’ve got left with something which breaks down every couple of weeks. Except, every time it’s a different problem, so you take it to the same mechanic who fixed it for you last time and for some reason they say ‘ 1,165 more words


'Grand' medicine ball and results

The ball was held last week at the Pullman. Overall, I had a good time – I cheekily rode on my friend’s shoulders and managed to pull off 3 backflips! 179 more words



Day 22 of the 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge is What is your greatest challenge and how do you plan to overcome it? My greatest challenge is ill health. 542 more words


Test Results

I think sometimes people think that getting test results back as anything but normal is a bad thing. Which, if you’re healthy, I suppose it is. 550 more words



Day 20 of the 30 days of gratitude challenge is emotions. At the moment, my emotions are all over the place. Long story short, my current treatment plan involves trying to balance out various hormones which means my mood and emotions change at the drop of a hat. 192 more words


Tip 140: cortisol

Very preterm neonates are at increased risk for cortisol insufficiency in acute illness and stress because of immaturity of the adrenal gland.

The adrenal neocortex generally does not synthesize cortisol until ~ 30/40. 71 more words