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Fun with a Purpose

Blog Post from My Journey with Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Heart Disease

“Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.” (James Thurber)

It’s very easy, if you or your child has been diagnosed with FH to look back in anger (“Oh, no, why did I get dealt this crappy … Read More


Family Screening for FH and the Use of Genetic Testing

How can we find individuals and families affected by familial hypercholesterolemia? The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published insights on the importance of family screening screening and the use of genetic testing for FH on July 25. Joshua Knowles, MD, PhD, Daniel Rader, MD, and Muin Khoury MD, … Read More


A Closer Look at Controlling Cholesterol During Pregnancy

Original post through Mother to Baby

By Mara Gaudette, MS, CGC, Teratogen Information Specialist, MotherToBaby California

The chat message came through promptly at my 9AM start time. Her words and exclamation marks clearly highlighted her anxiety. “Just found out I’m pregnant! Taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) … Read More


Types of Hypercholesterolemia Medications You Should Know

High cholesterol is also known as hypercholesterolemia, meaning your level of LDL, or bad cholesterol, is dangerously high and could lead to a heart attack. Familial hypercholesterolemia runs in families, regardless of how healthy a person’s diet or exercise habits may be. Fortunately, there are hypercholesterolemia … Read More

DNA Molecules

Familial Hypercholesterolemia Genetics and How They Work

Familial hypercholesterolemia is basically high cholesterol that’s inherited. Although some who suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) may not have a healthy diet, there are many others who have an excellent diet and exercise regimen and still suffer from high cholesterol because it’s an inherited … Read More