HealthWatch: Expanding Statin Use

DURHAM, N. Ca. — Half of Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 should be on statins, which treat high cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. That expanded number was calculated by Duke Researchers and published online this week in the New England Journal of Medicine. It means about 12.8 million more u.s. adults should … Continue reading »

Study Shows Winter Impacts Heart Health

MEDFORD, Ore. — A recent study shows an increase in heart-related deaths during winter months. The study, however, shows that it doesn’t matter what climate people live in, from Arizona to Massachusetts, the increase is about the same. A physician here in the Rogue Valley says there are some factors that occur in the winter … Continue reading »