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Tag Archive for Cholesterol

High Cholesterol and Need A Refill or Treatment with a Statin? Do it online with Lemonaid Health!

Lemonaid Health recently created a new high cholesterol service that allows Americans to get tested for high cholesterol. If medically appropriate, we can provide prescription medicine to treat and decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and stroke. For as little as $200 a year (less than a dollar per day), Americans at risk can get lab work, doctor interpretation of the labs and a year prescription of statin medicine should it be necessary. For those who need a statin refill, this can also be provided as long as it is safe and appropriate. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and controlling cholesterol is simply one way to decrease that risk. Common statin medicines include lovastatin (Mevacor), simvastatin (Zocor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), and rosuvastatin (Crestor).   Using the most up-to-date medical guidelines An individual’s risk for future heart attack can be estimated by using a […] Read More »

A Healthy Life Is More than an Annual Physical Examination

Having a healthy life is more than getting an annual physical examination. It is about having healthy habits. Some of these healthy habits make common sense. Others seen unnatural, but yet are vitally important. A healthy life is more than feeling well. It is about living life to the fullest and ensuring you are doing your part to improve both your quality of life and longevity. Which ones are you missing? How do you measure up? Five or more – servings of fruits and vegetables. Those that live longer seem to have this simple habit. Common traits included not smoking, drinking in moderation and…. Physical activity Although many recommendations advocate 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise most days of the week, consider some other options. 10,000 steps per day – measure with a pedometer or an app for your smartphone. Surprise yourself and see how much you. If you don’t […] Read More »

The Best Blog Posts For Patients

As I make the transition to my new website, I wanted to highlight the most commonly viewed and best blog posts for patients from my previous website. For Patients Do I Need Cholesterol Medication? Is My Cholesterol High? The Simple Truth. Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines – Colonoscopy Better Than Sigmoidoscopy? The Truth and the Myth Elizabeth Edwards, Breast Cancer, and Mammograms – Her Death a Failure of Healthcare System. The Truth About Prostate Cancer Screening   Other Surprising Facts Life Line Screening – Worth the Money? Routine Annual Physical – Not Worth the Time or Money The Truth and Facts About Concierge or Boutique Medicine   Commentary on Media Stories Newsweek – Just Say No! – One Word Can Save Your Life. Too Simplistic. Doctors Need to Help. What Doctors Wish Their Patients Knew – Critique of the March 2011 Consumer Reports article NY Times – Finding a Quality Doctor […] Read More »