Viagra and health: Beyond ED

After several years on the market, erectile dysfunction drugs are being considered for treatment of other conditions, and the FDA has approved sildenafil for treatment of pulmonary hpyertension. More »

HDL cholesterol: Protecting your heart and arteries

The benefits of elevating HDL cholesterol are numerous: it clears cholesterol from the arteries, acts as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. High HDL levels are associated with protection from heart disease and stroke and increased longevity. (Locked) More »

On call: Statins and muscle damage

I'm a 57-year-old man with high blood pressure and diabetes. My doctor wants me to take Zocor. I'm willing to take the medicine if I really need it, but I've been warned about a side effect called rhabdomyolysis. What is that? Should I take Zocor? (Locked) More »