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Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications effectively lower high triglycerides

Advisory Highlights: Four grams per day of prescription omega-3 fatty acid medication effectively lower high triglyceride levels, but identification of secondary causes of high triglycerides, such as hypothyroidism and poorly managed type 2 diabetes as well as lifestyle changes should be addressed before prescribing drugs. Prescription omega-3 fatty acid medications come in two different formulations:… Read More »

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From Italy to Australia, 70 years ago

One of Irena Romeo’s earliest memories is arriving at Newcastle Harbour’s Lee Wharf as a three-year-old. “I remember the thousands of bags. They were all brown, all the same. As a little girl it felt like an eternity, looking for the luggage – walking up and down. “You know, my mother’s luggage didn’t arrive. All… Read More »

CMS chief unable to provide details on Trump healthcare plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma is unable to provide any details on President Donald Trump’s nebulous and long-promised healthcare plan, ostensibly for release in September. However, Verma did confirm the healthcare agency is “actively engaged in conversations” around the plan Thursday, noting CMS doesn’t have the ability to make more sweeping changes to bring down… Read More »