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Four Medical Tests that Can Save Your Life

…need more direct information about the heart. The best, least invasive methods of getting this information are the exercise stress test and the echocardiogram. 4. Bone Density: Although I don’t recommend bone mineral density screening for everybody, I think it is important for postmenopausal women who…

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Statin Drugs Side Effects May Include Heart Failure

…Langsjoen, M.D., and colleagues studied patients who had high cholesterol but were free of heart disease. They obtained blood levels of CoQ10 and echocardiograms of their hearts, and then started them on Lipitor, 20 mg per day for three to six months. Guess what? Seventy-one percent of them developed diastolic…

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