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FH Awareness Infographic

Do you #KnowFH. See our 2017 FH Awareness Day Infographic to learn about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). To view all our translations of this infographic click here.

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Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your cholesterol levels or have a history of heart attacks in family members, especially if you have family members who experienced heart attacks at a young age. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best way to minimize your risk of heart problems.

How Controlling Cholesterol Can Prevent Heart Attacks

For those who are at risk of heart attacks, attempting to lower your cholesterol levels can help to minimize it. If you have any early signs of heart disease, it is important that you understand how your cholesterol levels are related to your risk of heart attacks, so that you can take proper steps and make lifestyle … Read More

FH During Pregnancy

FH and Pregnancy

Oh, how sweet are the joys of motherhood! The pitter patter of little feet, those curious eyes looking up at you from loving arms, and the sheer wonder of watching your bundle of joy grow into a strong young adult in your very likeness. Taking on the role of mother is something many women dream of, but for women with … Read More


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

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