By: Joe Graedon January 8, 2015 309 Comments
    New Eliquis (Apixaban) Alert: Unexpected Side Ef…

    In our inbox yesterday morning was a media alert from Adverse Events, Inc., regarding the anticoagulant Eliquis (apixaban) and some new cases of colon cancer and liver injury. There is nothing in the …

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2014 28 Comments
    Can Cholesterol Go Too Low?

    Goldilocks didn't know beans about cholesterol, but she was an expert on porridge--not too hot, not too cold. We wish cardiologists were more willing to follow her example. Everybody knows that when c…

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2014 3 Comments
    Does Vitamin C Help Protect Against Bleeding Str…

    A small case control study from France suggests that people with adequate levels of vitamin C circulating in their systems are less prone to hemorrhagic strokes. These bleeding strokes are less common…

    By: Terry Graedon June 27, 2013 2 Comments
    Caffeine in Pills Linked to Stroke

    Drinking coffee has been associated with health benefits such as a reduced likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes, heart failure, Alzheimer's disease or certain cancers. But caffeine in medications …

    By: Joe Graedon February 1, 2012 6 Comments
    Can Low Cholesterol Cause Stroke?

    Q. I take simvastatin, and I am concerned that my cholesterol may be too low (143, HDL 46, LDL 75). My mother died at age 64 from a massive stroke. Somewhere I read that very low cholesterol increases…