Monthly Archives: February 2011

Would you like a statin drug with your cheeseburger?

February 1st marked the start of American Heart Month, an annual awareness effort from the American Heart Association to bring attention to cardiovascular disease being our nation’s No. 1 killer. And while it’s important to bring this issue to light, I wonder if there is enough focus on how lifestyle choices impact heart health. Statin drugs are the most commonly…

What Smoking Does to Your Looks

If the harmful health effects of smoking aren’t enough to get you (or someone you know) to kick the habit, how about what it will do to your looks over time? This link to the WebMD slideshow “Surprising Ways Smoking Affects Your Looks and Life” might make you think twice about lighting up. The need for nicotine in cigarettes is…