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<a href='/the-exchange/lower-cholesterol--the-natural-way'>Lower Cholesterol – The Natural Way </a>

Lower Cholesterol – The Natural Way

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 95 million US adults aged 20 or older have total cholesterol levels higher than 200 mg/dL. Many people don’t know that their cholesterol is too high because they have no symptoms. Unhealthy lifestyle choices are the leading cause of high cholesterol . . . more >

Found in: Preventive Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine

<a href='/the-exchange/procalcitonin-levels-in-the-management-of-copd-exacerbations'>Procalcitonin Levels in the Management of COPD Exacerbations</a>

Procalcitonin Levels in the Management of COPD Exacerbations

The use of procalcitonin-based protocols to guide the decision to administer antibiotics has been evaluated in infections of different origins and settings. A more >

<a href='/the-exchange/anticoagulants-and-recurrent-thrombosis'>Anticoagulants and Recurrent Thrombosis </a>

Anticoagulants and Recurrent Thrombosis

The other day a student asked me, “If a patient is taking a blood thinner for a previous venous thromboembolism (VTE), is it still possible for them to get a more >

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