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This page contains a list of valuable heart health links.  We update this list as often as possible to provide you with the latest news in the field as well as other important links.

Heart-Related Organizations and Articles

Health Navigators--was created to bring ethical options and health care solutions to businesses that have a vested interest in their employees’ health and well-being.

Dean Ornish--The heart-risk reduction program of this very popular author and doctor

Dean Ornish's Princeton, NJ Group--Dr. Ornish's New Jersey group

John McDougall--A heart risk doctor and author with an excellent (and very stringent) diet and program for risk reduction

AHA--American Heart Association--A wealth of heart health information.  Most is excellent.  We do, though, disagree with the AHA's national guidelines for cholesterol, which are way too lenient and therefore misleading.  They do not line up with the research from the Framingham Heart Study.

Framingham Heart Study--The most thorough and important heart risk study ever done.  This is where we learned so much about cholesterol.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute--NHLBI

Heart Disease/Cardiology--with Richard N. Fogoros--Good heart risk page with several links

American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

Yahoo Yellow Pages Physician Directory--Find a cardiologist in your area quickly

Healing Heart Foundation--Dr. Neal Pinckney's site, which  is rich in information and links to other quality sites

Heart Information Network

Yale Heart Book--The complete version of this fine book is available to be read online, free

News Articles

Drug's Problems Raise Questions on Warnings (August 21, 2001)

Group wants users of cholesterol-lowering drugs to get special warnings about muscle risk (August 21, 2001)

Drug Firms Scramble for Baycol's Share (August 18, 2001)

Drug That Reduces Average Cholesterol Level Reduces Risk of Heart Attack--Article by Gina Kolata of the New York Times

Panel Touts Aggressive Cholesterol Treatment-Article by Gina Kolata of the New York Times

Links to Statin Medications

Zocor--A popular statin from Merck

Pravachol--Squibb's popular statin medication

Mevacor--Merck's "other" statin medication

Lipitor--Pfizer's popular statin medication

Lescol--Lesser used statin medication

 

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