NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
BOSTON MARATHON: Complete Coverage | Runners' Stories | Road Closures
WATCH LIVE: 7am Pre-Race | 9am Finish Line & Heartbreak Hill | LISTEN LIVE: 9:15 Race Coverage

Cholesterol

(Photo: Thinkstock)

To Be Or Not To Be… On Statins?

Newly released guidelines for the use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs recently erupted into an unusual headline-grabbing dispute among heart care experts, leaving patients in a state of bewilderment.

01/07/2014

A doctor wears a stethoscope during an examination (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

One Last Thing: Family Van Helps Make Boston Neighborhoods Healthier

Many take seeing a doctor or a health care professional for granted, but Harvard Medical School is working to change that.

11/14/2012

(Photo Credit: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor Panel Wants Cholesterol Testing For 10-Year-Olds

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011

Doctor Says ‘Caveman Diet’ Sent Cholesterol ‘Plummeting’

Doctor Igor Mitrovic might like a Renaissance man moving around the kitchen and cooking like a gourmet. But he’s on the same diet that cavemen ate.

04/12/2011