Your liver does much more than you probably give it credit for. Not only does it prevent you from dying every time you have a little too much to drink at Happy Hour, but it’s central to the overall structure and function of your cells, and it also plays an important role in the creation and management … Read More
Monthly Archives: January 2014
What is pure hypercholesterolemia, and how does it affect my family? Familial hypercholesterolemia affects every 1 in 300 to 500 people worldwide. It’s an inherited, epigenetic (inherited, but without altering the DNA) condition characterized by the liver’s inability to effectively recycle … Read More
So you have been diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia. First, know that you’re not alone. This condition impacts approximately 1 in every 250-500 people, and the good news is that it’s highly treatable. It does, however, mean that you’re probably going to require some lifestyle … Read More
Heart disease is the leading killer of Americans. In fact, according to the CDC, the condition claims approximately 600,000 American lives each year. That’s more than all cancers, respiratory diseases, diabetes and stroke. If you want to minimize the risk that this life-threatening condition exposes … Read More
We all want to lower our cholesterol, and it seems that our doctors are constantly making recommendations for us to exercise, eat better, and perhaps even take medication. Of course, we could easily list some of the best foods to lower cholesterol (and we will), but it’s important to note that, … Read More
Mayo Clinic is hosting a conference in Cancun to focus on novel strategies and emerging therapies in preventive cardiology. Sessions will include information on evidence-based management of risk factors and screening methods for better assessment of cardiovascular risk.
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States. It’s responsible for more deaths than all forms of cancer combined. Join us in supporting the American Heart Association on National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness in the fight against heart disease in women.
On February 6th, two FH Foundation patient advocates are giving talks on how familial hypercholesterolemia affects them and their families. Catherine Davis Ahmed is joining Dr. Gregory Pokrywka, Director of the Baltimore Lipid Center, in presenting a pediatric grand round. On the same day, Marilyn Viventi … Read More
February is Heart Month in the U.S. Take the time to raise awareness of heart health, by putting a healthy lifestyle on the agenda and creating conversations around it. Encourage a loved one who’s been putting off quitting smoking to finally go through with it. Choose celery and carrot sticks over … Read More
September 2013 marked the FH Foundation’s first Annual FH Summit, successfully gathering over 100 experts from around the world to meet in Baltimore, MD for the sole purpose of advancing the science and treatment of Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). FH is a potentially lethal disorder affecting at … Read More