statins

September 22, 2023

Apple a Day 004 – Tips on drug cost savings programs

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. There’s been a lot of debate about discount cards, coupons, and other prescription drug […]
September 20, 2023

Apple a Day 003 – Eat your fruits and veggies—but what’s the best time to do so?

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. And this one was news to me! A recent study found that people […]
September 18, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 20 – Healthful Attitudes

Are there any attitude changes that you can make, starting today, that can quickly begin to improve your health? Well, not only are there, but they […]
September 15, 2023

Apple a Day 002 – Health fads that are less than meaty-ocre—such as fake beef

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. The latest fad in the “vegetarian” and “healthy food” categories involves a slew […]
September 13, 2023

A Voice from the Past Provides an Overwhelming Blessing

A couple of months ago, I received an email from an old friend, Chuck. We grew up together in Baton Rouge and competed on the same […]
September 11, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 19 – Brain Health – Part Two

People increasingly understand there are no medical cures for dementia or Alzheimer’s. No wonder more than one-third of all adults and over 80 percent of older […]
September 8, 2023

Apple a Day 001 – The Nordic Diet

Hi, everyone. I’m family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, with an Apple a Day. A new study shows that adults who follow the Nordic diet have greater […]
September 6, 2023

Chatting with Dr. Walt Larimore about His Touching Tribute to His Late Father

Are you ready for another heartwarming episode of “Chats from the Blog Cabin” with “The Frugal Mom”? Melissa Vera, the host, writes, “We’re honored to have […]
July 7, 2008

New Guidelines Suggest Cholesterol Meds for Kids

According to Fox News, for the first time, an influential doctors group is recommending that some children as young as 8 be given cholesterol-fighting drugs to […]
November 10, 2008

Inexpensive blood test identifies people with a normal cholesterol at risk for heart attack, stroke – and a statin medicine may save lives and change preventive medicine

Whew! This is long title describing the remarkable results of a study, just announced at the American Heart Association’s meeting in New Orleans, which showed that […]
November 12, 2008

Doctor Urges Caution in Interpreting New Findings on Cholesterol Drug

On March 31, 2008, pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca trumpeted the early closing of its so-called JUIPITER trial of a cholesterol-lowering drug (statin), Crestor. The results after only […]
November 12, 2009

Guys, keeping your cholesterol low may reduce your prostate cancer risk

There’s good news for men concerned about developing prostate cancer. The AP reports, “Men may protect more than their hearts if they keep cholesterol in line: […]
November 17, 2009

Readers ask about my response to the Zetia / Vytorin study that is all over the news

Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues Some of you are wondering about my response to this news. First of all, you should know that I’m on Vytorin. My […]
May 5, 2010

Should Cholesterol Drugs Be Used By Those Without High Cholesterol?

Some experts say statins help healthier people, but others worry about risks. So, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the […]