When health anxiety set my mind (and heart) racing

From ABC Health and Wellbeing, 9 December 2014: “You’re too young to be in here.” I couldn’t agree more. I look around the cardiologist’s waiting room, guessing that I’m the youngest person by at least 20 years. Everyone else is slightly crumpled; soft, wrinkled and grey. But, despite my youthful vigour – well, maybe slightly Continue reading When health anxiety set my mind (and heart) racing

Significant improvements in adherence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol with polypill

From Cardiology News, 6 May 2014: A polypill combining aspirin, simvastatin, and two antihypertensive drugs has shown a significant improvement in adherence as well as reductions in blood pressure and LDL cholesterol in patients with existing heart disease, according to data from a large international multicenter trial. The Single Pill to Avert Cardiovascular Events (SPACE) Continue reading Significant improvements in adherence, blood pressure, and LDL cholesterol with polypill