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Did you wake up with high blood pressure on Monday? 

Were you one of several million Americans who woke up with high blood pressure on Monday? The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released new blood pressure guidelines on November 13, 2017.  The goal is to enhance … Continue reading

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Middle-aged men face new health challenges

As men get older, they tend to face many new health problems in a short period of time, says HCMC’s Dr. Bryan Nelson. Dr. Nelson is a family medicine physician at HCMC’s Golden Valley Clinic, as well as the Medical … Continue reading

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Is niacin breaking your heart?

Using niacin to improve cholesterol levels doesn’t reduce heart attack or stroke in high risk patients We’ve all heard that lowering LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels and raising HDL or “good” cholesterol is good for the heart. When lifestyle changes … Continue reading

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Will more Americans benefit from cholesterol-lowering therapy?

In Nov 2013, the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) introduced new guidelines to reduce heart attack and stroke through lifestyle changes and selective use of cholesterol-lowering  medications. The ACC/AHA proposed changes to the guidelines for … Continue reading

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