Health

Health disparities: Why do women live longer than men?

On average, men's lives are less healthy—and shorter—than women's. This health disparity exists in part because women take better care of themselves than men do. But several recent studies have found that in many cases, ...

Cardiology

Applying population health data IDs patients at risk for CVD

(HealthDay)—Population-level data can help medical practitioners use electronic health records to identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American ...

Cardiology

CDC: More people with high cholesterol taking medications

(HealthDay)—There has been a substantial increase in the percentage of patients with high cholesterol over age 60 years taking lipid-lowering medications from 2005 to 2016, but such increases have not been seen among younger ...

Cardiology

Who really needs blood pressure, cholesterol meds?

(HealthDay)—High blood pressure and high cholesterol are known risk factors for heart attacks and strokes, but it's unclear who needs medication to help manage these conditions, a new report suggests.

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