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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


Wall Street Journal Article

What is Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH)?
Wall Street Journal, June 20th, 2017

In a little box on the bottom of page A11 in the Health section of the Wall Street Journal yesterday, this important question finally appeared in the press.

The FH Foundation was happy to answer that question in depth for writer, … Read More


Remembering What’s Really Important

There’s nothing more important than family. However, as life gets busy, and we get lost in the weeds of our everyday lives, we often lose site of what really matters and take for granted what we have. It took my daughter, Avery, being diagnosed with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia for me to remember.

For … Read More