We are excited to see much more coverage of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in the news and social media. Recently, Grey Genetics featured Fran Emmolo Gamella on their podcast Patient Stories. Fran shared how she only understood her diagnosis of FH after a heart attack at 31. Unfortunately, it’s … Read More
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On May 7, 2019 FH Advocate, April Donelson, chose to spend her birthday on Capitol Hill, advocating to make familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) a public health priority with Florida and Texas Congressional leaders. April shared “Ryan’s story” to make sure everyone understands the importance … Read More
(BPT) One in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease. More than 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s no surprise heart health … Read More
In honor of National Spaghetti Day, we bring you this recipe for garlic meatballs! Perfect for topping vegetable pasta, or even forming into a meat loaf. Additional recipes can be found in our FH Family Cookbook: a collection of heart-healthy recipes from the familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) community. Order yours … Read More
The December issue of O Magazine (Oprah Magazine) highlights familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) and genetic testing! However, not all genetic testing is the same.
The feature 10 Factors You Should Consider Before Taking an at-Home DNA Test includes two quotes from Dr. Dan Rader, the FH Foundation’s … Read More
Looking for a low-fat easy recipe for a meatless Monday? This recipe for “Green Bean and Mushroom Pie” is delicious. It can also be made to be gluten free with a tip below! Additional recipes can be found in our FH Family Cookbook: a collection of heart-healthy recipes from the familial … Read More
The FH Foundation is pleased to introduce the FH Family Cookbook, a collection of favorite heart healthy recipes from the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Community. The result of an amazing FH Community effort, recipes were contributed by individuals with FH, their family and friends, as well as dedicated … Read More
Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO, Cat Davis Ahmed, Vice President of Policy and Outreach, and several FH Foundation board members participated in a workshop convened by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in November 2018. The goal of the workshop was to develop a multidisciplinary … Read More
Katherine Wilemon, founder and CEO of the FH Foundation, talked with Daniel Levine of The Bio Report podcast, about familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). The episode highlights how FH is an invisible condition that causes high LDL-C cholesterol and increases the risk for early heart disease. Unfortunately, … Read More
For 30 years, we have had effective treatment to reduce the risk for early heart disease that has devastated FH families for generations. Yet, as a healthcare system, we have failed to ensure that individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) are properly diagnosed and treated.
In order to … Read More